UFCW Locals 1189 and 653 joined together with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) representatives, as well as retail employers to kick off its Labor Against Cancer retail campaign on March 15 at LLS offices.  

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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.

On Wednesday September 13, 2017 the Union Nurses at St. Marks reached a tentative agreement with their employer.  The proposed settlement includes a 3% increase for all wages and scales, retention and refferal bonuses, language  regarding continuity of care (option to work the same unit if mandated and primary unit assignments), and pto for on-call and inhouse pool nurses. The proposed agreement would expire 12/31/2019 and includes a re-opener for wages on 1/1/19.  

Voting will be schedule the first week in October. 

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.  

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.