A Thank You Message From President Christensen

I could not be more proud to be your Union President.

You have been presented with challenges none of us could have predicted and you have met those challenges with bravery.

Whether it was in retail, health care, or processing/manufacturing; Local 1189 members have stepped in where needed.

You have done truly heroic things in the past months, and even more in the last week as we grieve the loss of life and join the fight for justice and an end to systemic racism; the situation in our communities has intensified.

And still you showed up. Over and over again. Essential yes, but so much more.

You put in extra hours to meet the needs of the community you serve; so residents would get the care they deserve, so people would get food they need.

No UFCW Local 1189 member should ever have to go it alone, and you made sure that didn't happen.

You have adjusted your schedules so that your fellow Union members would not have to work short. 

You have defined what it means to be a Union member. You have reached out to help - I don't mean just to help your employer, but to help your fellow Union brothers, sisters, and friends. 

With your continued support for each other, we will get through this together.

In Solidarity,

Jennifer Christensen, UFCW 1189 President