Local 1189 members working in St. Paul area grocery stores selected representatives from their stores to serve on the respective bargaining committees for this spring's negotiations. Members were able to self nominate, or nominate a coworker in person, on-line, or through mail in survey process.
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Please join us in welcoming Stacy Spexet to the Local Union Staff. Stacy brings her enthusiam and many years of experience to our Duluth Office. Stacy summarized her Union history, "I have been a health care worker since 1997 working as a Clinical Assistant for what is now Essentia Health. I had an opportunity to be involved in organizing our clinic in 1999 and with encouragement of a fellow coworker that saw potential I became more and more active. I have been a steward, board member and negotiated numerous contracts before becoming a member of UFCW 1189."
Nurses ratified new wage rates for RN and LPNs working at Good Samaritan's Austin facility. The Agreement increased the hiring and experience wage grid and provided the majority of nurses (those hired before 12/1/2017) with $ .65/hour increases. Nurses still in their first year of service with the company would receive increases equal to the new wage grid.
During the ribbon cutting ceremony held on December 6, 2018, UFCW 1189 members who are department heads at the Cub Midway store were recognized for their efforts and team work in the months-long remodel of their store. The store now includes the popular popcorn shop, burrito bar, new bulk foods department and a hot foods bar. Grand reopening events were held over the past weekend, but Local 1189 members are excited to show off everything their new store has to offer. Stop in and see it!