COVID-19 has meant record unemployment for hospitality workers in the Twin Cities. They will likely be the last workers who are able to return to their jobs.

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Congratulations to our 2020 scholarship winners:

Samantha Nelson, a member working at Kowalski's, who will be attending Century College, is the recipient of a $500 scholarship

Alicia Jensen, a member working at Franciscan Health Center, who will be attending The College of St. Scholastica, is the recipient of a $1500 scholarship

UFCW 1189 members working under the service-maintenance and the LPNs contract have rejected the Employer's tentative agreement.  Members are looking forward to returning to the table to bargain with the Employer.  Members at Galtier and Rose of Sharon will vote on their tentative agreement in the next couple of days.

UFCW 1189 and its Bargaining Committee have come to a tentative agreement with Villa Healthcare -- Galtier, Rose of Sharon, New Brighton, and New Brighton LPNs.  The committee worked diligently to bring forward the best agreement they could.  The committee was able to secure on average a 2.5% wage increase while lifting up the starting wage rate for CNAs and Cooks to $15/hour.  They were also able to secure stronger contract language for infectious disease control and more flexibility toward vacation accruals.    Postcards will be sent out this week for ratification votes scheduled the week

UFCW Local 1189 and its bargaining committee has reached a tentative agreement with Wilson-McShane.   The Committee worked hard to bring forth the best agreement they could reach and they did just that.  The vote will be held on Tuesday, August 11, from 5-6 pm outside of the Labor Temple.