A tentative agreement was reached with Prairie Community Services on Friday, October 19. The 3-year agreement includes wage increases across the scale and progressions effective 10/1/18 and 4/1/20, increased shift vacancy incentives, education credit, and other language changes. The tentative agreement comes with full committee recommendation.
Prairie Community Services Negotiations
2018 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.
The Union and Employer met on September 26, 2018 to continue bargaining. The parties were able to reach several tentative agreements on language changes. Economic proposals were discussed in-depth and the parties decided to invite the federal mediator to our next bargaining session, which is scheduled for October 19, 2018, to assist us in reaching settlement on these issues. In addition, a contract extension was signed by the parties extending the current contract until October 31, 2018. Stay tuned for further updates.
Negotiations began with Prairie Community Services on September 6, 2018. The Union's negotiating committee includes Linda Haugen, Derek Hagen, Dawn Johnson, Jenna Peasley and Union Representative Tami Denn-Bauer. The Union and Employer exchanged and discussed contract proposals and were able to come to agreement on many language changes, which were mostly clean-up items. Economic proposals were presented and will be discussed at our next scheduled meeting(s), which will be held on September 26 and if needed, October 19. We will continue to update you as these negotiations progress.