A tentative agreement has been reached with Whole Foods Co-Op. A ratification vote will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at both stores. Click on the link below to view the tentative agreement, which comes with full committee recommendation. If you have any questions, please contact Union Representative Bruce Bergh.
Whole Foods Co-Op 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.
The Union and Employer have met twice to date on 3/27 and 3/31/2020. Below is a list of items which have been agreed to tentatively as well as a list of items still open. Remember, these are only tentative agreements. No contract changes will take place until negotiations are complete and a majority of votes by Union members are cast to approve the new contract. The Union bargaining committee consists of Morgan Pirsig, Sue Boorsma, Kelly Leingang, Robert Kajer, Brittany Fanaselle.