UFCW 1189 and Jerry's Enterprises has signed into a letter of agreement amending the current collective bargaining agreement to bring former Instacart work into the stores to increase hours opportunities for the members. Regular part-time employees can obtain additional hours based on this agreement and not get left behind if they are willing and available to work. With COVID-19, the demand for E-Commerce "click and collect" will continue to grow, creating more opportunites for additional work and hours. Click on the link to view the signed letter of agreement
Articles by Jim Gleb
UFCW Local 1189 members working at Augustana Hastings overwhelmingly ratified their wage reopener with increases ranging from 4% - 9.5%. Congratulations!
UFCW Local 1189 is working to recover employee PTO from the Employer's receiver. We will continue to update as this process continues. Employees who have not found other employment are encouraged to file for unemployment benefits.
The changes and closure of the Gordy's Market store are different than when Gordy's acquired the store from Mega Foods. The fact that the entire Gordy's company went into receivership has made getting answers to questions difficult. Local 1189 is working to get correct information to answer member questions regarding PTO accrual. We have been in contact with Workforce Resource, Inc. in central Wisconsin located in Eau Claire and have established a contact person for members to reach directly: Lindy Schneider, 715-858-9675.
Contract negotiations continued with the Employer on September 14, 2017. Negotiating committee members were given copies of the Employer's proposal to distribute to members in each facility. While it is still early in the process and two additional dates have been scheduled, it is very likely that a tentative agreement will not be reached prior to the expiration of the contract; therefore, contract extensions have been agreed to for all three contracts. Negotiations will resume on September 19 and we will continue to update the members at these facilities.
Worksites represented by Jim Gleb
- Direct(651) 294-8968
- Office(651) 451-6240
- Cell(651) 260-5362
Union History: I have been a Union Member for 40 years. I started in 1973 with Country Club Markets St. Paul (UFCW Local 789) where I was a carryout, stocker and checker. From there, I went to Tradewell Stores Inc. in Seattle, WA (UFCW Local 1105) from 1977 to 1988 were I worked in the produce department and became a produce manager.
I came on staff at UFCW Local 1105 in Seattle in 1988 were I was a Union Representative; I worked in the Grievance Department and became the Grievance Director. I then became the Secretary Treasurer. We merged with UFCW Local 1001 to form UFCW Local 21 and I became the Retail Director. I came Back to MN in 2008 and started to work at UFCW Local 1116 in Duluth, MN as an Organizer and Union Representative. Locals 1116 and 789 merged to form UFCW Local 1189 and I came down from Duluth to be a Union Representative. I am also on the Executive Board as Recording Secretary. I have worked for the UFCW for 26 years.
Why do you do what you do?
Union runs in my blood. My father, brothers, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and a son are, or were, union members. They were Railroad Electricians, MTC Bus Drivers, St Paul (MN) and Vashon Island (WA) Teachers, Librarians, School Custodians, Railroad Carpenters, Minnesota Iron Range Miners, UFCW Retail Grocery Workers, Fire Fighter/Paramedic and Truck Drivers. That is the alphabet soup of unions in this country. I grew up knowing the value of working Union and I am working to pass that understanding on to future generations.