On May 31, members at Jerry's, Jerry's Cub, and County Market stores overwhelmingly voted to reject their contract. The bargaining committee recommended a NO vote due to a desire to return to the bargaining table, and the members agreed. 96% voted against the Jerry's and Jerry's Cub contract. The vote against the County Market contract was unanimous.
The Union and Employer will reconvene to continue negotiations soon- make sure your contact information is up to date here to receive updates!
The Union bargaining committee and the employer met again on Wednesday May 25. While the two sides are very close on language, the gulf between the members' needs in wages and healthcare and what the employer is willing to agree to is still too wide to strike a deal. The Union is maintaining not only increases to the top of scale, but increases within the wage progressions to keep up with rising costs of living.
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
UFCW Local 1189 has two vacancies on its executive board -- one in the Southern Division; one in the Northern Division. Members interested in filling this vacancy should send their letter of interest with Union background and UFCW 1189 involvement to President Jim Gleb.
Zoom meetings have been scheduled to update ARGA members on the ongoing contract bargaining with their employers, Super One and Mount Royal. Meetings have been scheduled for Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 8:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Please contact your Union Representative if you have any questions. Join the meeting via the link or information below:
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The Union and the Employer meet for three days, 5/16, 5/17 and 5/18 to present and discuss their economic proposals. Economic proposals are proposals that have a dollar amount attached to them such as wages, vacation, retirement and health insurance.
The Union negotiating committee has reached a tentative agreement with the Wedge. This agreement comes with a unanimous recommendation from the committee to vote yes.
Members will be able to vote on the agreement in the store on Tuesday, May 24, from 12 PM to 4 PM.
Highlights of the agreement include:
The vote on the Tentative Agreement for Jerry's, Jerry's Cub, and County Market is scheduled for Tuesday, May 31st.
Members will be able to vote at any Jerry's or County Market location from 6 AM to 9 AM or from 2 PM to 5 PM. Members will be able to vote at the Union Hall at 266 Hardman Ave N, South St Paul any time from 9 AM to 6 PM. If you are not scheduled at those times, go to any Jerry's location.
The voting locations are:
County Market in North Branch and Hudson
Jerry's in Woodbury
Cub in Woodbury, Sunray, Roseville, and on Larpenteur