UFCW Local 1189 members at Cornerstone Villa unanimously ratified a 1-year agreement, which includes the following: Effective January 1, 2016 members will receive a$.55 per hour increase in all rates and all brackets. Effective November 1, 2015 all employees who are scheduled and work 80 hours per pay period will be eligible for 100% paid single health insurance coverage.
As Hy-Vee opens stores across the Twin Cities area, we urge them to be a good employer and respect the workers' choice to join together in a union without interference or fear of retaliation, should they seek to do so. Add your name now!
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From MINNPOST 10/5/15: The Congressional Progressive Caucus, co-chaired by Congressman Keith Ellison, said today that the new Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, signed by the U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim countries, is not a good deal for working families in any of the countries. The deal now goes to Congress, where it's expected to generate lengthy debate. Supporters say it will end tariffs, promote free trade and ultimately benefit the U.S.
The members of the Local voted down the Executive Board's recommendation to increase Union dues opting to keep rates the same. The Dues and Budget Committee will meet Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. All members are invited to attend and/or become members of the Committee to contribute to planning the future of our Local Union.
UFCW Local 1189 members at Valley View unanimously ratified their wage reopener on September 29, 2015. Nursing department employees received 4% +$1/hour increase; all other departments received 5% hourly increase. Read the entire proposal the members passed here: Wage reopener proposal_2015.pdf