At the 2013 International Convention, Local 1189 Union Representative Tamara Jones was elected to serve on the executive board of UFCW OUTReach, the newest constituency group for the UFCW focusing on GLBT workers. Recently, UFCW OUTReach held its second executive board meeting and first annual lobby day in Washington, DC.
The Union members at Interfaith Care Center in Chisholm ratified their contract on March 18, 2014, after a nearly two-year fight. Pictured are the vote talliers (l-r), Jane Joki, Christine Spurlin, Rose Gerding, and Cheryl Winterquist. Congratulations to all of the members on their agreement and thank you to the community for your support!
UFCW 1189 Kokaisel Scholarship and the UFCW Local 1189 Executive Board Scholarship
We are currently working with Federal Mediation to get bargaining dates on the calendar. As of today, there are two groups of employers willing to begin negotiations sitting together: Lunds/Byerlys, Kowalski's and Jerrys have indicated they will initially sit together in convenience bargaining. Corporate Cub, Rainbow and Festival have also expressed interest in sitting together. We are looking at dates toward the middle and end of March for both groups. Once dates have been confirmed, we will again send out an update. Don Seaquist, President UFCW Local 1189