On Thursday, February 11, 2021, River Market workers voted to approve their first contract. The bargaining committee did a fantastic job representing their coworkers and keeping them informed of what was happening in negotiations. Local 1189 worked with the Employer to secure holiday pay, job bidding, increased starting wages, and much more. Congratulations to the committee and all Local 1189 members at River Market for standing together to reach their first contract!
UFCW 1189 Members at United Pioneer Home in Luck, WI ratified a new 2-year agreement with increases in wages and shift differentials as well as improved credit for past experience language that also allow current members to go back and get qualified past experience. In addition, the new contract includes improved funeral leave language, improved life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance and a wage reopener in August 2021. Lindsy Solem will become the new union representative for UPH. Lindsy's career prior to coming on staff with Local 1189 was as a CNA, so she brings knowledge of long-term care and understands the day-to-day struggles intimately.
On December 18, 2020, UFCW 1189 members at The Estates at Linden ratified a new 2-year agreement! Cooks/Aides and CNA members will receive a 3% increase the first year with a 2.25% increase the second year with all member increases retroactive to October, 1, 2020. Thank you to Ken Hatch and Cathy Sutherland for their hard work on the bargaining committee!
On December 17, 2020, UFCW 1189 LPN and Service and Maintenance members from Estates at Lynnhurst ratified a new 2-year agreement! LPN members will receive a $1/hour increase the first year with a 3% increase the second year. CNAs will receive a $.75/hour increase the first year and a 3% increase the second year. Cooks/Aides will receive a 4% increase the first year with a 3% increase the second year, with all member increases retroactive to October, 1, 2020.
Thank you to Michelle Armstrong and Funmi Adeniyi for their work on the bargaining committee!
Congratulations the the UFCW 1189 members at Lake City Nursing Home, who on December 11, 2020, voted to ratify a new 3-year collective bargaining agreement! The Union and Employer met multiple times to come to a tentative agreement that all parties believed was the best offer they could negotiate. Subsequently, the membership agreed by an overwhelming majority to ratify that tentative agreement. On 1/1/2021 all UFCW 1189 members will receive a 3% wage increase as well as an additional 1% wage increase effective 7/1/2021. The parties will meet in 2022 and 2023 solely for the purposes of negotiating future wages. Thank you to the Lake City bargaining committee of Kim Yarolimek, Diane Berktold, and Bonita Winter for all their work on getting to this agreement!