Union Reaches New Tentative Deal with Northern Grocers (ARGA)
In the hours after the storm swept through Duluth leaving it without electricity, phone, or internet, the expanded Union Meat and Grocery Bargaining Committee met with the Employers in the dimly lit basement halls of Labor Temple. With the assistance of the Federal Mediator, a newly crafted Tentative Agreement – unanimously endorsed by both the Meat and Grocery committee members – was reached.Unable to print or make copies of the new offer, the groups met and documented the improvements the old fashioned way – in writing. Copies of the document will be available online and in the stores early next week to allow members to view the proposed contract settlement well before Ratification is scheduled for Monday, August 1, 2016. Voting will take place at the all day at the Union office in the Duluth Labor Temple and in Your Workplace Breakroom! Three informational meetings will be held during the day on August 1 (at the Labor Temple) for questions and answers at 8:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 6:00 PM.Please check back for more updates.