Kowalski's Central Facility Ratifies New Agreement

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.  The contract passed with a 96% vote in favor of ratification.  Kowalski’s Central facility is the production facility for much of the Company's grab-and-go deli, salads, bakery, pastries, cakes and smokehouse meat items.