UFCW 1189 and Wedge Coop Reach Understanding on New Wage Scale

Dear UFCW 1189 members working at the Wedge Co-op on Lyndale Ave,

After negotiating with Linden Hills Co-op, your employer expressed an interest in bringing wages at all three TCCP entities above a 15 dollar starting rate ahead of the timelines expressed in the Minneapolis and St. Paul city ordinances. UFCW 1189 and TCCP had previously negotiated a contract with a progressive wage scale that increased each year and ended with a $14.25 starting rate for grade one members starting in April of 2021.  The current grade one starting rate is 13.25.  The 15.25 grade one starting rate will be affective with the pay period beggining on November 9th.  We are pleased with the Companies desire to elevate so many members and are happy to work with them on seeing this happen well ahead of the ordinance.  Other pay grades have also been increased.  Please review the attached LOU and new wage scale.  The April "city ordinance" wage scale adjustments will no longer happen during the life of the current contract, however annual increases will still occur for members going through the wage progression on their anniversary date.  Wages will be a subject of bargaining again when the contract expires in March of 2022.  Please call, email or text me with any questions at 612-437-7117 or awangnoo@ufcw1189.org

Thank you,

Abe Wangnoo

Union Representative

PDF icon Wedge Wage LOU Nov 2020.pdf