The Wedge 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.


On Tuesday May 24, 2022, UFCW Local 1189 members at the Wedge Co-op in Minneapolis voted overwhelmingly to approve a new 3-year Union contract.  Members voted 93% in favor of the new contract, which included a raise for every member retroactive to April 1, 2022, guaranteed annual raises and a $16.50 minimum base range for individuals in Tier 1 jobs.  The deal also included added value to premiums in some grades, a commitment from management to give members who choose consistent schedules with consecutive days off, better health and safety language with the creation of a new safety committee

The Wedge negotiating committee has had four negotiation sessions with the Employer, which occurred on March 15, March 17, March 24 and March 30.

March 15

Both parties exchanged non-economic proposals (see links below). The only item agreed to on the first day was a language cleanup item on removing section 8.4 on PTO payout as it is no longer relevant information.  Both parties had discussions over their position on proposed items and the session ended in the late afternoon so both parties could review and prepare responses to each other’s proposals.