UFCW Local 1189 prevailed in the arbitration against Monarch Healthare Management regarding COVID-19 testing. The arbitrator ruled that employees should be paid for one (1) hour or longer if it took longer to come in on their off time for testing. The award is retroactive to September 14, 2020. The Union will be working with the Employer and the facilities to ensure employees who were not paid per the arbitrator’s award get paid. Please contact your Union Representative if you have any questions.
Articles by Bruce Bergh
A tentative agreement has been reached with Whole Foods Co-Op. A ratification vote will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at both stores. Click on the link below to view the tentative agreement, which comes with full committee recommendation. If you have any questions, please contact Union Representative Bruce Bergh.
The Union and Employer have met twice to date on 3/27 and 3/31/2020. Below is a list of items which have been agreed to tentatively as well as a list of items still open. Remember, these are only tentative agreements. No contract changes will take place until negotiations are complete and a majority of votes by Union members are cast to approve the new contract. The Union bargaining committee consists of Morgan Pirsig, Sue Boorsma, Kelly Leingang, Robert Kajer, Brittany Fanaselle.
Mary Augustyn worked for Grand Village in Grand Rapids, MN for 18 years. She worked in the activities department helping residents enjoy life by arranging games and trips and also various groups to come in and entertain the residents. "I am passionate about helping others understand why Unions are so important. Especially in these crazy times Unions make a difference for millions of people! I am proud to be a part of a Union family!”
Hello fellow Union Members, my name is Laura and I am an employee at Super One – Harbor View in Superior, WI. I am also a fighter for the good and for what is right. I started at Super One in October of 2016. I was so excited to get started and make all the difference I could in my workplace. My father had told me to be sure to join the Union. He had been a longtime member himself and he wanted me to learn all I could and get involved. As a daddy’s girl, I was sure to listen. I signed up right away and then started learning all that I could.