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UFCW 1189 has been informed that former Union Representative Ken Wells passed away on November 3, 2022 in Florida.  Ken was a former employee of Applebaum's, Foodtown Market and Country Club Market prior to becoming a Union Representative for Local 789.  A memorial service will be held on November 17, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Open Bible Lutheran Church in Oxford, Florida.  Memorials in Ken's name to Open Bible Lutheran Church are appreciated by Ken's family.

Negotiations at Heritage Manor are progressing slowly. The last time we met, the Employer offered an economic package that would result in substantive raises for some and not for others, as well as reducing the length of the current wage scales down to 10 years. Our response to the Employer was that this proposal was unacceptable for a number of reasons. First was that the market comparative data they were using wasn’t accurate for the Iron Range area.