St. Paul Retail Workers Select Bargaining Committee Members

Local 1189 members working in St. Paul area grocery stores selected representatives from their stores to serve on the respective bargaining committees for this spring's negotiations.  Members were able to self nominate, or nominate a coworker in person, on-line, or through mail in survey process. President Christensen reserved the right to appoint additional members as needed in order to ensure all committees were representative of the membership.  The following is a list of nominated and selelcted union members who have agreed to serve on the 2019 Retail Bargaining Committees for the St. Paul area Grocery and Meat negotiations:Cub (Corporate - UNFI)

  • Bob Jordan (FT Groc/Clean Team Mplw East)
  • Dan Swanson (FT Groc. Mplw West)
  • Josh Shir (FT Meat Mplw West)
  • Duane Starks (FT Dairy Forst Lake)
  • Rhonda Dooley (PT WBL South)
  • Dennis Reeves (PT Front-end Midway)
  • Patricia Morgan (FT Deli MPLW West)
  • Dean Nelson (FT Meat Midway)
  • Sabine Barker (FT Meat Midway)
  • Bill Cote (FT Groc Mplw East)

Lunds & Byerlys:

  • Kim Madigan (FT Deli, Roseville)
  • Terry McMullen (FT Meat, Roseville)
  • Terry Hoffmann (FT Grocery, Ford Parkway)
  • Buddie Bertrand-Pregler (FT Cheese, Pennfield)
  • Deb Mahmood Pabarcus (PT, Woodbury)


  • Joe Crow (FT Meat Mgr, White Bear K)
  • Dennis McMahon (FT Produce, WBCub)
  • Lester Tear (PT produce, Grand)
  • Mark McMahon (PT Front-end, Grand)
  • Shanyn Millard (FT Bakery, WBCub)
  • Deb Kalal (PT Pricing, WBCub)

Knowlan's Festival

  • Scottie Rotter (FT Meat)
  • Bob Klingner (FT Meat)
  • Karen Raschick (PT Front-end)
  • Jim Arnold (FT Grocery)

Jerry's (Cub, County Market, Jerry's Foods)

  • Aron Gault (FT Meat, Cub Woodbury)
  • Todd Johnson (FT Front-end, Larpenteur Cub)
  • Reggie Birts (PT Deli, SunRay Cub)
  • Tammy Bleier (PT, County Market Hudson)
  • Melissa Zambrano (PT, County Market North Branch)
  • Rhonda Goff (County Market Hudson)

Summary of tentative dates:All Union Bargaining Committee members will be attending training on Collective Bargaining on  February 13, 2019.Lunds & Byerlys has scheduled time to meet with the L&B Committee at the end of January for their initial session.Cub has tentative dates scheduled in March and early April.   Health and Welfare Trustees for the Union and the Employers have set aside March 13, 2019 to meet and discuss issues related to negotiated health benefits.The contract expiration dates are:

  • 4/6/19 for Cub (UNFI), Jerry's, Kowalski's, and Festival
  • 4/7/19 for Lunds & Byerlys