St. Luke's 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 St Luke’s met for negotiations on Friday, March 23, 2018. This was our third session of negotiations. Things are moving along smoothly. Several Tentative Agreements (TAs) have been made with movement from both sides.

Some of the TAs include: higher experience credit for new hires, high census bonus for CNAs, and changing the minimum hours of pay for on-call members from three (3) hours to four (4) hours.  We’ll be moving into the economics at our next Negotiations meeting on March 30, 2018.  Stay tuned for more updates!