UFCW 1189 is looking for members interested in serving on the negotiating committee for upcoming contract negotiations. Are you interested in speaking on behalf of your coworkers to help make sure you have a fair Union contract? Please contact Union Representative James Westin!
Articles by James Westin
A tentative agreement has been reached with Sauer for the service-maintenance and LPN UFCW 1189 members. Ratification vote will take place on Monday, April 5, 2021 in the community room in the basement of the facility from 5:30-7:00 a.m. and 1:30-3:00 p.m. Click on the links below to view the tentative agreement details:
Congratulations to UFCW 1189 members at Highland Chateau Nursing Home on overwhelmingly ratifying a 3% wage increase for 2021. The negotiating committee met several times over the last 5 months to negotiate a fair wage increase that they could recommend, without losing sight of the sacrifice long-term care workers are making everyday working through this pandemic.
Congratulations the the UFCW 1189 members at Lake City Nursing Home, who on December 11, 2020, voted to ratify a new 3-year collective bargaining agreement! The Union and Employer met multiple times to come to a tentative agreement that all parties believed was the best offer they could negotiate. Subsequently, the membership agreed by an overwhelming majority to ratify that tentative agreement. On 1/1/2021 all UFCW 1189 members will receive a 3% wage increase as well as an additional 1% wage increase effective 7/1/2021. The parties will meet in 2022 and 2023 solely for the purposes of
Congratulations to the UFCW 1189 members at Prescott Nursing and Rehab! On December 11, 2020 members voted in an overwhelming majority to ratify a new wage agreement. Members will receive a 5% increase for Nurse Aides, Dietary, and Housekeeping retroactive to 10/31/2020. All licensed staff will be receiving a 2% increase, also retroactive to 10/31/2020. Special thanks to our Union Steward Kim Nelson for participating in these negotiations as well as conducting the vote!
Worksites represented by James Westin
- Cell(612) 559-4411
- Direct(651) 294-8974
I have been a UFCW1189 member since 1997. I’ve worked in the retail industry for most of my working career for Jerry’s Foods, Inc. I have worked in just about every department both as a part-time staff as well as full-time. Most recently I was the Meat Department Manager at Jerry’s foods in Woodbury, MN. During my time with Jerry’s I attended the University of St. Thomas and received my B.A. in Accounting. My first involvement with the Local was during retail contract negotiations in 2006. Selfishly, I wanted to see how I could influence the process to work for me. What I quickly realized was that it was only going to work for me if it worked for everyone. This experience spring boarded my involvement with our Local and their fight to provide dignity in EVERY job in the workplace. I have since been involved politically through door knocking and phone banking. I was part of the organizing campaign with The Wedge Co-Op. I served on the Local’s Executive Board for 10years, as well as being a steward in all 4 stores I have been employed at. It is my honor and privilege to fight for members that just a couple of weeks ago were my co-workers as well as the countless numbers of workers that do not have a voice in their workplace!