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The Union bargaining committee and the employer met again on Wednesday May 25. While the two sides are very close on language, the gulf between the members' needs in wages and healthcare and what the employer is willing to agree to is still too wide to strike a deal. The Union is maintaining not only increases to the top of scale, but increases within the wage progressions to keep up with rising costs of living.

Read the Union's latest proposal here

On Tuesday May 24, 2022, UFCW Local 1189 members at the Wedge Co-op in Minneapolis voted overwhelmingly to approve a new 3-year Union contract.  Members voted 93% in favor of the new contract, which included a raise for every member retroactive to April 1, 2022, guaranteed annual raises and a $16.50 minimum base range for individuals in Tier 1 jobs.  The deal also included added value to premiums in some grades, a commitment from management to give members who choose consistent schedules with consecutive days off, better health and safety language with the creation of a new safety committee

UFCW Local 1189 has two vacancies on its executive board -- one in the Southern Division; one in the Northern Division.  Members interested in filling this vacancy should send their letter of interest with Union background and UFCW 1189 involvement to President Jim Gleb.

Zoom meetings have been scheduled to update ARGA members on the ongoing contract bargaining with their employers, Super One and Mount Royal.  Meetings have been scheduled for Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 8:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.  Please contact your Union Representative if you have any questions.  Join the meeting via the link or information below:

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