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.


On the morning of May 12, the Employer presented another package proposal, which included increases to the number of non-benefited prime time part time workers and allowed them to work Tuesdays. They also proposed switiching to the Employer's health care plan, which has more expensive premiums. In response, the Union presented a package to try to move some items off the table. 

Read the Employer's package here

On May 11, the Union committee sat down with Lunds again for the first time since April 18, this time with the assistance of a Federal Mediator from FMCS. The two sides had open discussion on what is really important to the membership, which the Committee felt was productive. The Employer promised to offer a counter to the Union’s latest proposal tomorrow morning.

Read the Employer’s counter from 12:00 here

On May 5 and 6, the Union Committee and Employer continued to meet to bargain a new contract for Festival employees and Knowlan’s meat department workers. Having settled the non-economic issues on the May 4, the two sides continued discussing economic issues. The Employer presented their wage package, which can be viewed at the link below.