UFCW 1189 has been informed that former Union Representative Ken Wells passed away on November 3, 2022 in Florida.  Ken was a former employee of Applebaum's, Foodtown Market and Country Club Market prior to becoming a Union Representative for Local 789.  A memorial service will be held on November 17, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Open Bible Lutheran Church in Oxford, Florida.  Memorials in Ken's name to Open Bible Lutheran Church are appreciated by Ken's family.

Negotiations at Heritage Manor are progressing slowly. The last time we met, the Employer offered an economic package that would result in substantive raises for some and not for others, as well as reducing the length of the current wage scales down to 10 years. Our response to the Employer was that this proposal was unacceptable for a number of reasons. First was that the market comparative data they were using wasn’t accurate for the Iron Range area.

Congratulations to the following scholarship winners!

Lauren Henriksen was awarded the Kokaisel Scholarship of $750.  Lauren is a member working for Festival Foods in White Bear Lake and is attending St. Catherine University.

UFCW 1189 members at Lunds & Byerlys overwhelmingly ratified the tentative agreement reached with their Employer on August 18, 2022.  For specific details on wage increases and other improvements, click here.  Thank you to the bargaining committee members Mariah Haney, Deb Pabarcus, Terry McMullen, Terry Hoffmann and Kim Madigan for the many long hours and hard work to reach this agreement for all members.  Congratulations!