UFCW Local 1189 members at Kowalski’s Central facility in Shoreview voted overwhelmingly in favor of ratifying a new three-year agreement on May 8. The agreement contains a number of improvements for top of scale/over scale wages, protection for parents during emergency weather situations, improvements to the holiday pay language, more flexible vacation scheduling and improvements to on-call pay.
Kowalski's Central Bakery Negotiations
2019 Contract Negotiations
Your Union Contract is a legal document that contains provisions related to workers' rights and benefits. Your contract is the result of bargaining between the Union and the Employer beginning with the Union's initial proposal and followed by negotiations on items that affect your job. UFCW Local 1189 is committed to keeping you involved and informed. Regular updates will be available online and by email. (If you would like to receive email updates please contact the office to ensure we have your current email address). When a tentative agreement is reached (or when we receive the Employer's final offer) the Union will schedule a time for you to vote on the proposed changes to your contract. After a majority of voting employees approve their contract language it then goes into effect. If you have questions on the process, please contact your Union Representative.
A tentative agreement was reached with Kowalski's for UFCW Local 1189 members working at the Central Bakery on May 1, 2019. A ratification vote has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 8 from 10 a.m.