Congratulations to UFCW 1189 members at Highland Chateau Nursing Home on overwhelmingly ratifying a 3% wage increase for 2021.  The negotiating committee met several times over the last 5 months to negotiate a fair wage increase that they could recommend, without losing sight of the sacrifice long-term care workers are making everyday working through this pandemic.

Union Members at Long Prairie Packing ratified a new 5 year deal that provided an historic first year compensation increase of $1.50/ hour plus a 2% dollar for dollar match into employees 401 retirement plans. The Union and the Employer were able to work out a deal that not only provided for members immediate needs today - increased wages and improved time off benefits, it also provided for their future in the form of an employer contribution to their retirement, The new wages and benefits take effect with the first pay period in January 2021. 

UFCW 1189 Members at United Pioneer Home in Luck, WI ratified a new 2-year agreement with increases in wages and shift differentials as well as improved credit for past experience language that also allow current members to go back and get qualified past experience.  In addition, the new contract includes improved funeral leave language, improved life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance and a wage reopener in August 2021.  Lindsy Solem will become the new union representative for UPH.  Lindsy's career prior to coming on staff with Local 1189 was as a CNA, so she brings knowledg

We would like to shine a light on the leadership team of Kowalski's for their continued show of appreciation for our members who are so essential to all of us. Kowalski's Markets notified employees this month that they are continuing to extend the $2 per hour premium pay. This came as good news to workers who find themselves in closer contact with customers during the holiday seasons.  Kowalski's is one of the few employers who have continued to pay an additional premium for retail grocery work.

On December 18, 2020, UFCW 1189 members at The Estates at Linden ratified a new 2-year agreement!  Cooks/Aides and CNA members will receive a 3% increase the first year with a 2.25% increase the second year with all member increases retroactive to October, 1, 2020.  Thank you to Ken Hatch and Cathy Sutherland for their hard work on the bargaining committee!

On December 17, 2020, UFCW 1189 LPN and Service and Maintenance members from Estates at Lynnhurst ratified a new 2-year agreement!  LPN members will receive a $1/hour increase the first year with a 3% increase the second year. CNAs will receive a $.75/hour increase the first year and a 3% increase the second year. Cooks/Aides will receive a 4% increase the first year with a 3% increase the second year, with all member increases retroactive to October, 1, 2020.

Thank you to Michelle Armstrong and Funmi Adeniyi for their work on the bargaining committee!

Congratulations the the UFCW 1189 members at Lake City Nursing Home, who on December 11, 2020, voted to ratify a new 3-year collective bargaining agreement!  The Union and Employer met multiple times to come to a tentative agreement that all parties believed was the best offer they could negotiate.  Subsequently, the membership agreed by an overwhelming majority to ratify that tentative agreement.  On 1/1/2021 all UFCW 1189 members will receive a 3% wage increase as well as an additional 1% wage increase effective 7/1/2021.  The parties will meet in 2022 and 2023 solely for the purposes of