After an extensive months-long remodel, the Cub Foods in Cottage Grove is celebrating their grand reopening this week. The remodel included an expanded deli department, new kitchen store, larger produce department, new pharmacy with drive-through service, and a seating area. A ribbon cutting ceremony took place this morning with the employees who are members of UFCW Local 1189, Cottage Grove community leaders and members as well as Cub and Super Valu corporate representatives.
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Aziza Tahir, a part-time deli worker at the Cub Foods Midway store, signed up for voluntary payroll contributions to the UFCW Actve Ballot Club (ABC) and was automatically entered into a drawing. The UFCW ABC is our own political action fund, funded with voluntary contributions from our members (not dues money). ABC funds are used to support candidates and legislative initiatives that work for UFCW members and their families. Aziza won $250 in the drawing, but we all win when we support the UFCW ABC fund. Sign up today to be entered in the next drawing!
Attention Southern Division Members: You Can Make a Difference! Local 1189 currently has an opening on its Executive Board. If you work in a Southern Division location (worksites located in St. Paul and surrounding areas, southern Minnesota and West Central Wisconsin) and are interested in serving as an Executive Board Member, please submit your letter of interest, including your Union experience with Local 1189 and a brief statement on why you would like to be considered to President Jennifer Christensen:
Local 1189 is concerned for our members and their families using health care through the Allina system while MNA is on strike. As the chair and trustee of the UFCW Local 1189 and St. Paul Employers Health & Welfare Fund and trustee of the Northern MN-WI Area Retail Food Health & Welfare Fund, Local 1189 President Jennifer Christensen sent a letter to all Plan participants and Plan trustees citing her concerns about quality control and patient safety. MNA is on strike against the following Allina hospitals: United/St.
Update 9/23/16: It is Local 1189's understanding that your Employer is attempting to resolve these issues through each individual store director and department. We received an email from Tracy McDonald late on Thursday evening detailing the steps they have taken to confirm this.
Worksites represented by Tami Denn-Bauer
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- Office(651) 451-6240
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Union History: I have been a union member of OPEIU Local 12 since 1986 wherein I also filled the role of steward and negotiating committee member. I was hired by UFCW Local 1189 in September 2011. Prior to that, I worked for IAM District 143 for almost 25 years in an administrative capacity.
Why do you do what you do?
When I was hired in 1986 by the IAM, I had no knowledge nor experience with the labor movement. Today, I wouldn’t dream of working anywhere else but for a labor union. I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to work together with staff and representatives to achieve the same goals of representation for our members and justice for working families.