UFCW 1189 Retail Bargaining

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.

Updates

A tentative agreement was reached yesterday with Mount Royal Fine Foods, for a three-year contact. Details of the tentative agreement can be found here.

This tentative agreement comes with a full committee recommendation.

Voting will take place Tuesday August 2nd in your stores and at the Union Hall. The voting locations and times are listed below:

Grand Rapids North 8-9:30 AM and 3-4:30 PM

Grand Rapids South 6-7:30 AM and 1-2:30 PM

A tentative agreement was reached yesterday with Super One, for a three-year contact. Details of the tentative agreement can be found here.

This tentative agreement comes with a full committee recommendation.

Voting will take place Tuesday August 2nd in your stores and at the Union Hall. The voting locations and times are listed below:

Please note the updated voting times

Grand Rapids South 6-7:30 AM and 1-2:30 PM

Negotiations resumed July 18, 2022.  There was significant progress made by both parties and wages is the only remaining open issue on the table.  Negotiations will resume on July 21, where we are confident a tentative agreement will be reached and presented to the membership.

UFCW 1189 members at Kowalski's overwhelmingly ratified their new 2-year agreement.  View specific details here.  Thank you to the bargaining committee members Gary Verke, Dennis McMahon, Deb Kalil, Lester Tear and Joe Crow for their long hours and hard work to successfully negotiate a fair agreement for all members.  Congratulations!

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