Jerry's Cub & County Market, Lunds/Byerly's, and Kowalski's together for Contract Negotiations

March 24, 2014 - UFCW Local 1189 met with the three Employers who have chosen to bargain together (for convenience), Jerry's Cub & County Market, Lunds/Byerly's, and Kowalski's. President Don Seaquist presented the Union's proposals to the Employers. 
UnionRetailProposals2014.pdf

Each Employer presented their own proposal for their company.
PDF icon KowalskisProposals.pdf  PDF icon LundsByerlysProposals.pdf  PDF icon JerrysProposals.pdf
Because of the importance of health care to these negotiations, It was decided that more information was needed on the possible costs, savings, or impact to the members for any changes to the plan.  The Health Care Fund is a multi-employer plan and it was agreed that all Employers and all Union committee members should be present in the same room for these important discussions. 
President Seaquist requested that the mediator help coordinate dates for this meeting.
The Employers agreed to sign an extension of the current agreement, and to schedule future dates for bargaining.