ARGA Ratification Info

UFCW Local 1189 and its negotiating committee members reached a tentative agreement with the northern retail grocery employers (ARGA) on July 21.  Ratification vote will be held on Monday, August 1, 2016 in the store breakrooms and the UFCW Local 1189 office at the Duluth Labor Temple at the times and locations listed below.  The contract comes with unanimous committee recommendation to vote YES to accept.  Please note that a no vote will be a vote to reject the offer and authorize a strike.  Only cast votes will be counted.  Click on the links below to view full details of the tentative agreeement:Grocery Tentative Agreement:  PDF icon ARGA grocery TA.pdfMeat Tentative Agreement:  PDF icon ARGA meat TA.pdfMembers can vote in the Union office at the Labor Temple in all day from 8:00AM to 7:00PM.  Three meetings have been scheduled during the day for questions and answers:1.      8:00-9:00AM2.      1:00-2:00PM3.      6:00-7:00PMVoting will be held in break rooms at each store at the following times: (members who have questions are encouraged to call their Union Representative or attend one of the meetings above).Two Harbors 11:00-12:00PMCloquet 2:00-3:00PMGrand Rapids 9:00-10:00AMHibbing 11:00-12:00PMVirginia N. 1:00-2:00PMVirginia S. 2:30-3:30PMOaks 9:00-10:00AMHarbor 10:30-11:30AMWest Duluth 112:00-1:00PMLake Side 9:00-10:00AMMount Royal 10:30-11:30Kenwood 12:00-1:00PMPlaza 1:30-2:30PMMiller Hill  9:00-10:00AMPike Lake 10:30-11:30AM