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Local 1189 and the negotiating committee has met with the Employer twice so far to discuss initial proposals submitted by members and explain their intent.  Although nothing has been agreed to yet, there are six bargaining dates scheduled between now and the end of March.  We hope to see some tentative agreements soon.  Major issues discussed include classification of employees, pay, scheduling, benefits, seniority, just cause, grievance and arbitration, attendance policy, board representation and issues specific to the retail store.

Local 1189 and your negotiating committee has now had two meetings with the Employer and their new attorney -- February 5 and 10, 2016.  On both days, progress was made.  We will be discussing economic issues at our next sessions scheduled for February 18, 29 and March 4.  We're hoping to be able to bring a contract for ratification to the members in the near future.

Last week, representatives from twelve nations – including the United States – signed the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. TPP would liberalize trade in 40% of the global economy.  Signing this deal does not mean it has been ratified.  The 12 nations signing TPP –Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam – must receive final approval from their respective governments.  Here in the U.S. that means the consent of Congress is required.

Cub Foods (SUPERVALU) and the UFCW Local 1189 announce the formation of a joint  Labor-Management Committee.  Labor Management is provided for in the Union contract (Section 13.3): A committee composed of representatives of the Union and the Employer shall be established for purposes of discussion and resolution of any problems occurring under the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

The Minnesota AFL-CIO is proud to have scholarships available for Union members and their dependents.  Information is available below regarding the 2016 MN AFL-CIO and Martin Duffy Adult Learner Scholarship application forms.  The MN AFL-CIO Scholarship is awarded to five recipients in 2016 to graduating high school seniors who are Union members or dependents of Union members.