The Union and the Employer met at the offices of Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services (FMCS) on September 22, 2015 for our first session of negotiations. The Union and the Employer each presented proposals for changes and clarifications to the contract. The Union's proposals focused on clarifying and making available job descriptions, seniority lists, increasing the size of the work force, increasing retirement benefits, paid sick days, and substantial wage increases.
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Negotiations sessions have been scheduled with The Wedge for the Co-Op Partners Warehouse members whose current collective bargaining agreement has been open for negotiations. The first date will be September 22, 2015. Members interested in participating on the negotiating committee should contact Abe Wangnoo.
Congratulations to the winners of the First Annual Solidarity Disc Golf Tournament Barry Showalter (Jerry's Woodbury) and Josh Nelson.
UFCW Local 1189 will be sponsoring its first annual team doubles disc golf tournament on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. Tournament will take place at Kaposia Park, 1028 Wilde Ave, South St. Paul, MN 55075. Tee-off will take place at 3:00 p.m. Cost is $30 per team ($15 per person) and a portion of the entry fee will be donated to the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society. Singles will be paired at the course. Local 1189 will supply charcoal for grilling and drinks. Please contact Abraham Wangnoo at Local 1189 for further information.
Congress is pushing legislation right now that would "Fast Track" the Trans-Pacific Partnership—a secretive agreement negotiated behind closed doors by government bureaucrats and more than 600 corporate lobbyists. It threatens everything you care about: democracy, jobs, the environment, and the Internet. UFCW Local 1189 joined a crowd off activists and concerned citizens in front of Senator Amy Klobuchar's office asking her to do the right thing. Call Amy, tell her to vote against fast track! 1-877-795-7862. Tell her to say YES to democracy! and No "Fast Track" for the TPP!