After our 7/5/17 meeting, the Union provided our proposal and updated to the Employer on 7/21. The Employer proofread it and responded with some changes, Union Proposals 072117.pdf which we will review with the committee at our next meeting. The Employer presented their revised proposal to the committee :
Articles by Abraham Wangnoo
Free! Local 1189 Union members and families are invited to the annual disc golf tournament and picnic on August 9, 2017 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Oakwood Park in Cottage Grove, MN. Activities include team doubles disc golf tournament, doubles corn hole bag toss tournament, games for kids and food. Free! To sign up for disc golf or bag toss tournaments, contact Abe Wangnoo.
The Union and Employer continued bargaining on May 5, 2017. Click on the links to view the exchanged proposals between the parties.
On April 20, 2017 the UFCW Union committee and negotiating team met with the company for the first scheduled bargaining meeting. The first set of meetings started off with a round of introductions before each party explained their proposal. The Union proposal, which was derived from a combination of best practices, WFC surveys and results from listening sessions was presented item by item to the company.
Update 2.13.17: As of Friday February 10th, the results of the Union Election at Whole Foods Co-op in Duluth MN have officially been certified by the National Labor Relations Board. 7 Challenged assistant manager ballots have been determined to be management and their votes will not be counted nor will their position be a part of the negotiation process. The final total was 43 yes to 42 no in favor of joining UFCW Local 1189.