Local 1189 Membership Vote Scheduled

A membership vote on two items of Union Business has been scheduled to take place on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. 

All day Voting times will be

9am – 8pm at both UFCW 1189 offices located in South St. Paul and at the Duluth Labor Temple.

Question and Answer Meetings will be held at:

10am – 11:30am at the Union Hall South St. Paul 266 Hardman Ave. N., South St. Paul, MN

6:30pm – 8pm Hall B Duluth Labor Temple  (9am – 6:30pm voting in the office, 6:30pm – 8pm vote during the regular membership meeting) 2002 London Road, Duluth, MN

Members will vote on the following issues:

1) Vote to defer Mandatory Dues Increase

The UFCW International Convention has mandated a $2 per month (.46 per week) increase in Union dues effective July 2018. The UFCW Local 1189 Executive Board recommends the following: 

To defer any dues increase until June 2019 based on the financial soundness of the Local and further recommended that the amount be adjusted to .45/week for full time and .30/week for  part time in lieu of passing along the constitutional increase of .46/week for all members effective July 1, 2018.  As our by-laws require a vote to collect an amount different than the constitutional mandated increase, members will vote for one of the following two options: 

I reject the Local 1189 Executive Board recommendation and I vote for the Constitutional mandated increase of .46/week for all members effective July 2018.


I support the Local 1189 Executive Board recommendation and I vote for the increase of .45/week for full-time and .30/week for part-time effective June 2019. 

2) Changes to the Bylaws

Changes to our Local Bylaws were needed in order to comply with changes made to the UFCW International Constitution at the Eighth Regular Convention in held in April 2018 in Las Vegas. Click the following link  1189 BYLAWS proposed changes.pdf to view the changed bylaws.  Members will be voting as follows:

                        Yes – I approve of the UFCW Local 1189 Bylaws changes

                        No – I reject the changes to the UFCW Local 1189 Bylaws