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The Appeals process is now open!

Check the email you used to apply for Frontline Worker Pay- if you need to file an appeal, you will have an email with more information. If you need to file appeals for more than one reason, you will have multiple emails.

For more information on Appeals, click here.

Making the choice to shop at a Union retailer for groceries, meat, liquor, or paint supports workers!

As Minnesotans, we ought to reject the low wages and inferior benefits and working conditions of non-union employers whenever possible, and live our values by supporting good jobs in our communities- jobs that support our friends and neighbors. Use this guide to help choose a better retailer for life's needs:

We Demand a Contract that Works for All!

We demand that the Employers adequately fund our health care plans, ensure that all members have fair and equitable wage progressions, and improve the contract for ALL - not a select few.


Congratulations to the following scholarship winners!

Lauren Henriksen was awarded the Kokaisel Scholarship of $750.  Lauren is a member working for Festival Foods in White Bear Lake and is attending St. Catherine University.

Congratulations to these 2021 UFCW 1189 Scholarship winners:

  Charlie Olson, a member working at Cub Foods Stillwater, will be attending the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, was awarded a $500 scholarship


Congratulations to our 2020 scholarship winners:

Samantha Nelson, a member working at Kowalski's, who will be attending Century College, is the recipient of a $500 scholarship

Alicia Jensen, a member working at Franciscan Health Center, who will be attending The College of St. Scholastica, is the recipient of a $1500 scholarship

Congratulations to these UFCW 1189 members who were each awarded a $1000 scholarship:

Hayden Bauer, employed at Cub Foods in Cottage Grove, will be attending St. Cloud State University:


Colt Dahlgren, employed at International Falls County Market, will be attending Rainy River Community College in International Falls:

Scholarships ranging from up to $1200 for part time and up to $2500 for full time are given each year to students enrolled in community or technical college, along with undergraduate and graduate programs. Students are eligible for consideration for up to two years for a community or technical college program, up to four years of undergraduate work at a university (including two years in a community or technical college), and up to two years of graduate work.  For more information and to apply for a scholarship, click here.

UFCW 1189 and UFCW 653 and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) are partnering with our Union Employers in the fight to END cancer.  Leukemia remains the number one disease killer of children and young adults under the age of 19.  We will be running a retail program in support of LLS's and UFCW's Labor Against Cancer initiative March 17-31, 2018.  We have set an aggressive goal of $200,000, a goal our Union members will do everything in our power to meet, or exceed.  Together, we will make a difference!

The Texas Workers Relief Fund has been established to assist workers and their families in their time of need. Funds are provided to help stabilize situations when issues occur such as natural disasters.  How to Help: Please donate to this fund in order to further promote the wellbeing of working Texans and their families. Workers Assistance Program, Inc. proudly operates this fund in conjunction with the Texas AFL-CIO.  Click here.