Members, executive board members, staff, and friends and family of Local 1189 attended the UFCW-sponsored presidential forum in Altoona, Iowa on October 13, 2019.  

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The primary for the 2020 presidential election is underway, and UFCW is making sure the candidates are prioritizing the issues that matter most to you and your families. You can watch UFCW’s presidential candidate forum livestreamed from Michigan (September 29) and from Iowa (October 13). Local 1189 members will attend the Iowa forum. There is still time for you to join us. If you would like to attend, contact your Union Representative for more information. 

Your bargaining committee started negotiations on August 23, 2019 and are scheduled to meet again on September 13.  We were able to make progress and will be starting to negotiate wages and benefits.  Thank you to everyone who filled out a survey or spoke with a bargaining committee member.  Those surveys and conversations are what drive the proposals.  Your bargaining committee is made up of your fellow coworkers:  Christy C, Angel F, Kim H and Jay T and UFCW Staff Representatives Bruce Bergh, James Westin and Stacy Spexet.

Arthur Stamoulis, Executive Director CITIZENS TRADE CAMPAIGN calls for action to stop NAFTA 2.0.

"Corporate lobbyists are spending millions of dollars to try to ram NAFTA 2.0 through Congress this fall.

Please spend three minutes today calling your representative to demand “No Vote on NAFTA 2.0 Until It’s Fixed."  This toll-free number that will connect you to the right office:

Congratulations to these UFCW 1189 members who were each awarded a $1000 scholarship:

Hayden Bauer, employed at Cub Foods in Cottage Grove, will be attending St. Cloud State University:


Colt Dahlgren, employed at International Falls County Market, will be attending Rainy River Community College in International Falls: