S.B. Foot 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.


SB Foot members voted to ratify their contract weeks after authorizing a strike that resulted in the Employer returning to the table to negotiate an improved deal.  Members received a $2.25 increase the first year, $1.25 the second year and $.50 the third year with those in the second pay scale tier to move into the higher pay first scale tier after their 8-year anniversary.  Members also received an improved health care plan with an HSA option as well.  Thank you to Fred Oelker, Matt Cordes, Tyler Swenson, Adam Carpenter and Gerald Swenson for their hard work on the bargaining committee!