Union members covered by the"Grocery" contract voted overwhelmingly (80% of voters said YES) to ratify a new three year agreement. Union members voted at the Union office and in their store break-rooms at Mount Royal and at Super One stores...The vote for Members covered by the "Meat Contract" was closer with 70% of the members ratifying the agreement. UFCW 1189 President Jennifer Christensen was please with the high turnout, and thanked the committee, members, and the community for their support of our Union grocery workers.
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UFCW Local 1189 members at Kowalski’s Central facility in Shoreview voted overwhelmingly in favor of ratifying a new three-year agreement on May 8. The agreement contains a number of improvements for top of scale/over scale wages, protection for parents during emergency weather situations, improvements to the holiday pay language, more flexible vacation scheduling and improvements to on-call pay.
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A tentative agreement was reached with Kowalski's for UFCW Local 1189 members working at the Central Bakery on May 1, 2019. A ratification vote has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 8 from 10 a.m.
Union members working at stores operated by St. Paul area grocers overwhelmingly ratified new three year agreements. Bargining committee members counted votes back at the UFCW 1189 Union Hall in South St. Paul shortly after the close of the voting period (7pm today, April 30, 2019).