The primary for the 2020 presidential election is underway, and UFCW is making sure the candidates are prioritizing the issues that matter most to you and your families. You can watch UFCW’s presidential candidate forum livestreamed from Michigan (September 29) and from Iowa (October 13). Local 1189 members will attend the Iowa forum. There is still time for you to join us. If you would like to attend, contact your Union Representative for more information. 

Your bargaining committee started negotiations on August 23, 2019 and are scheduled to meet again on September 13.  We were able to make progress and will be starting to negotiate wages and benefits.  Thank you to everyone who filled out a survey or spoke with a bargaining committee member.  Those surveys and conversations are what drive the proposals.  Your bargaining committee is made up of your fellow coworkers:  Christy C, Angel F, Kim H and Jay T and UFCW Staff Representatives Bruce Bergh, James Westin and Stacy Spexet.

Arthur Stamoulis, Executive Director CITIZENS TRADE CAMPAIGN calls for action to stop NAFTA 2.0.

"Corporate lobbyists are spending millions of dollars to try to ram NAFTA 2.0 through Congress this fall.

Please spend three minutes today calling your representative to demand “No Vote on NAFTA 2.0 Until It’s Fixed."  This toll-free number that will connect you to the right office:

Congratulations to these UFCW 1189 members who were each awarded a $1000 scholarship:

Hayden Bauer, employed at Cub Foods in Cottage Grove, will be attending St. Cloud State University:


Colt Dahlgren, employed at International Falls County Market, will be attending Rainy River Community College in International Falls:

FREE! UFCW Local 1189 members and family are invited to our annual Union picnic and disc golf doubles tournament on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Oakwood Park (7851 Harkness Ave S, Cottage Grove, MN  55016). 

UFCW Local 1189 members at the Wedge Co-op overwhelmingly voted in favor of a new 3-year contract on Wednesday, May 29.  The new contract expires at the end of March 2022 and passed with 93% of votes in favor of ratification.  Some of the highlights include orientation language that allows a steward, on paid time, to spend up to 30 minutes with each new member to explain the benefits of Union membership.  This will allow new members an opportunity to navigate and plan their career at the Co-op with more information and knowledge to be as successful as possible.    Job openings will be poste

Local 1189 currently has two open positions on its Southern Division executive board. Members interested in serving as an executive board member should submit a letter of interest, including Union experience with Local 1189 and a brief statement on why they would like to be considered, to President Jennifer Christensen no later than June 7, 2019. Mail: 266 Hardman Ave N, South St. Paul, MN 55075 Fax: 651-451-8227 Email: