The negotiating committee has been working diligently to come up with a fair contract for all; however, the Employer and Union are at a stand still. After six meetings, we have moved some things out of the way, but very little and are challenged with health insurance. Essentia wants to move the bargaining unit to a far inferior plan at a higher cost. The Union is not willing to move at this point, but we are trying to come up with alternative solutions beyond wages that will ease the sting of the health care plan.
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May 23, 2018. UFCW Local 1189 announces its endorsement for candidate Tim Walz for Governor of Minnesota. Tim's progressive message of keeping labor "front and center," protecting collective bargaining rights, raising the wage, healthcare as a basic human right, and investing in education was delivered with the passion one would expect at a Union hall.
Villa Health Care Facilities represented by UFCW Local 1189 have reached an agreement on a new contract with the employer. Villa took over facilities previously owned by Fortis, (formerly aka Extendicare). The homes reaching agreement are Galtier, Rose of Sharon, and New Brighton Health and Rehab (both S&M and LPN contracts). Members will be voting on a 4% increase and benefits for both full and part-time. Final drafts of the Agreement will be available prior to the vote. Voting times will be announced shortly.
Congratulations to UFCW Local 1189 member Karen Klabunde, an employee of Jerry's Hudson County Market, who won the monthly ABC drawing for $250!
The UFCW Free College Benefit ensures that UFCW members and their families do not have to pay out of pocket for any tuition, fees or e-books at Eastern Gateway Community College—resulting in cost savings of thousands of dollars!