A tentative agreement has been reached with LFHI. Click on the links below to read the details of the fully-recommended agreement, which includes improved language changes, wage increases, health and welfare contributions from the Employer, and increased 401a contributions.
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Bargaining with Lunds and Byerlys continued today. The parties are very close to an agreement, but unfortunately the Employer refuses to move away from some remaining attempted takeaways. The Union committee is in full agreement that some of these language changes could be damaging to the quality of jobs at Lunds well into the future and the workers are committed to opposing these changes.
Bargaining will resume tomorrow, 8/5, at 9 AM.
The Union and the Employer met on July 19, 20, and 21, and again on July 26 and August 1 to make up for missed dates in May.
The bulk of the discussion was on the grievance procedure, seniority language, and establishing a labor-management committee. The two sides also came to an agreement on temporary workers.
UFCW 1189 members under the ARGA contracts -- Super One and Mount Royal Market -- ratified their new three-year agreements on August 2. These new contracts include contract language improvements and wage increases with NO takeaways. Congratulations to these members and thank you to all negotiating committee members for their hard work and long hours to secure the new agreements. Details on the new agreements can be found here:
Congratulations to UFCW 1189 members at Festival Foods and Knowlan's Meat Department, who overwhelmingly ratified a new 2-year agreement today. Details on the new agreement can be found here. Thank you to negotiating committee members Scottie Rotter, Karen Raschick, Jessica Davis and Jordan Blomquist who worked diligently to secure this new agreement.
A tentative agreement was reached yesterday with Mount Royal Fine Foods, for a three-year contact. Details of the tentative agreement can be found here.
This tentative agreement comes with a full committee recommendation.
Voting will take place Tuesday August 2nd in your stores and at the Union Hall. The voting locations and times are listed below:
Grand Rapids North 8-9:30 AM and 3-4:30 PM
Grand Rapids South 6-7:30 AM and 1-2:30 PM