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.