Members at Oakland Park Communities in Thief River Falls unanimously ratified a two year contract January 30, 2017. Members will receive an increase in each year of the contract towards their health insurance. Members also will receive premium pay for working on their scheduled days off on the weekend. LPNs will receive $.75 per hour each year and all other members will receive $.50 per hour each year retroactive to January 2, 2017. Congratulations!
Oakland Park Communities Negotiations
2016 Contract Negotiations
Your Union Contract is a legal document that contains provisions related to workers' rights and benefits. Your contract is the result of bargaining between the Union and the Employer beginning with the Union's initial proposal and followed by negotiations on items that affect your job. UFCW Local 1189 is committed to keeping you involved and informed. Regular updates will be available online and by email. (If you would like to receive email updates please contact the office to ensure we have your current email address). When a tentative agreement is reached (or when we receive the Employer's final offer) the Union will schedule a time for you to vote on the proposed changes to your contract. After a majority of voting employees approve their contract language it then goes into effect. If you have questions on the process, please contact your Union Representative.