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Local 1189 will be holding informational meetings at our South St. Paul office on March 18, 2020 at 9:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. for participating members in the UFCW 1189 and St. Paul Employers Defined Contribution Plan.  This is an opportunity for members to come and talk to the Plan professionals from Wilson-McShane and Milliman.  Snacks and refreshments will be provided.  Please RSVP to Local 1189 at 651-451-6240 with the meeting time you will be attending so we can plan accordingly.

In October 2019, Local 1189 filed a class action grievance against Jerry's Enterprises over Instacart employees performing our bargaining unit work in the stores.   Specifically, Instacart employees were being assigned a designated check-out lane wherein they were scanning Instacart customer purchases.  The Union and Employer have reached settlement in this grievance, which we believe satisfactorily resolves these issues.  PDF icon

Local 1189 Union members in Park Rapids voted on their contracts in early January.  The membership voted unanimously to accept the Tentative Agreement at Park Rapids Liquor Store.  The contract improves union representation at the store, wage increases and improvements in the cost of the employee portion of the health insurance. The membership at RDO (potato processing plant) voted to accept the Tentative Agreement.  Negotiations were difficult but the committee worked tirelessly and stayed strong to get a contract that has seen improvements in time off, wages and workplace safety.  This is

Local 1189 will be holding quarterly General Membership Meetings at the Union Hall in South St. Paul and at the Duluth Labor Temple at 4:00 pm on the third Wednesdays in the months of February, May, August, and November.  Northern and Southern General Membership Meetings will be held simultaneously on February 19, May 20, August 19, and November 18.

UFCW Local 1189 Union members can take advantage of the Union Hall this winter at special member rates.

For your events in the months of January, February, and March the following prices will apply:

Monday through Friday –The hall is available on a first come first serve basis at no charge.  Events must be no more than 4 hours and must end by 8 pm. Fountain soda/pop included. A donation to UFCW 1189 Community Services for members in need is suggested.

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