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Congratulations to our 2020 scholarship winners:

Samantha Nelson, a member working at Kowalski's, who will be attending Century College, is the recipient of a $500 scholarship

Alicia Jensen, a member working at Franciscan Health Center, who will be attending The College of St. Scholastica, is the recipient of a $1500 scholarship

UFCW 1189 members working under the service-maintenance and the LPNs contract have rejected the Employer's tentative agreement.  Members are looking forward to returning to the table to bargain with the Employer.  Members at Galtier and Rose of Sharon will vote on their tentative agreement in the next couple of days.

UFCW 1189 and its Bargaining Committee have come to a tentative agreement with Villa Healthcare -- Galtier, Rose of Sharon, New Brighton, and New Brighton LPNs.  The committee worked diligently to bring forward the best agreement they could.  The committee was able to secure on average a 2.5% wage increase while lifting up the starting wage rate for CNAs and Cooks to $15/hour.  They were also able to secure stronger contract language for infectious disease control and more flexibility toward vacation accruals.    Postcards will be sent out this week for ratification votes scheduled the week

UFCW Local 1189 and its bargaining committee has reached a tentative agreement with Wilson-McShane.   The Committee worked hard to bring forth the best agreement they could reach and they did just that.  The vote will be held on Tuesday, August 11, from 5-6 pm outside of the Labor Temple.

The Union Job & Resource Fair is an On-site Hiring Event on Thursday, August 20, 2020  from 3:00–6:00 pm at the Electrical Industry Building, 1330 Conway St, St Paul 55106 (Bus route 63K, 3rd St E and Clarence St).  Discover Your Path to a Union Career! Earn while you learn Rise above minimum wage You are Wort h It! Learn about the advantages of a union job! Information about record expungement and community resources will be available.

Unionized workers at Minnesota Medical Solutions unanimously ratified an extension of their current Union Contract to May 1, 2021. The extension agreement includes three bonuses - one following ratification, one before November 2020 and one in February 2021, along with an additional personal day for 2020. UFCW 1189 represents the members at Minnesota Medical Solutions who work at all four patient care centers and at the grow and processing facility. 

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