UFCW Local 1189 members and Whole Foods Co-op reached a tentative agreement on Monday April 9, 2018. Negotiations started this time last year and although the 12-month process seemed lengthy and there was some heated discussion, both sides negotiated fairly and in good faith. The agreement, which is a 2-year deal, will be voted by the members on April 20, 2018 and comes with full committee recommendation. If approved and ratified, the agreement will provide improved wages, benefits, and working conditions for members as well as improvements to seniority language, more f
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After our 7/5/17 meeting, the Union provided our proposal and updated to the Employer on 7/21. The Employer proofread it and responded with some changes, Union Proposals 072117.pdf which we will review with the committee at our next meeting. The Employer presented their revised proposal to the committee :
Free! Local 1189 Union members and families are invited to the annual disc golf tournament and picnic on August 9, 2017 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Oakwood Park in Cottage Grove, MN. Activities include team doubles disc golf tournament, doubles corn hole bag toss tournament, games for kids and food. Free! To sign up for disc golf or bag toss tournaments, contact Abe Wangnoo.
The Union and Employer continued bargaining on May 5, 2017. Click on the links to view the exchanged proposals between the parties. The next scheduled meeting will take place on June 7.
On April 20, 2017 the UFCW Union committee and negotiating team met with the company for the first scheduled bargaining meeting. The first set of meetings started off with a round of introductions before each party explained their proposal. The Union proposal, which was derived from a combination of best practices, WFC surveys and results from listening sessions was presented item by item to the company.