Cub Foods Negotiations
On Tuesday, June 26 and Wednesday, June 27, our Union's corporate Cub bargaining committee met with their Employer.
Over the two days, progress was made on many language issues. Long discussions occurred regarding the potential impact of merging seniority, changes to meat department jurisdiction, job protection and moving language into the appropriate sections of the agreement. While moving closer to agreement on language, the large economic issues still remain unresolved. Premium pay, health care, retirement plans and wages are major factors in reaching an agreement our bargaining committee can support.
Dates for additional bargaining are not certain due to scheduling conflicts, but we will meet again for two days before mid-August.
We will continue to update our members as we move toward agreements that meet St. Paul-area retail industry standards.
Festival negotiations are scheduled for July 17-18, 2012. No dates have yet to be confirmed for negotiations on behalf of our members working at Rainbow Foods.
June 22, 2012
Members of the UFCW Local 1189 working at Hudson and North Branch County Market stores have overwhelmingly ratified a new labor agreement.
This agreement continues the recent progress that Local 1189 has achieved in maintaining retail standards in the St. Paul area.
Health insurance benefits in a multi-employer plan have been maintained along with a significant increase in contributions to a multi-employer defined contribution plan.
Multi-employer benefit plans allow contributions from more than one employer thereby creating larger pools of participants and decreasing administrative costs.
These benefit plans are unusual in the retail segment of our economy as they also cover part time employees after one year of employment.
Agreements with Rainbow Foods, Festival Foods and Super Valu owned Cub, are still being negotiated.
UFCW Local 1189 represents almost 10,000 members in Minnesota, western Wisconsin and North Dakota. Their primary industries represented are retail supermarkets, meat processing and health care facilities.
Don Seaquist, President
June 3, 2012 Kowalski Members Ratify a new Agreement with their Employer!
Details on the tentative agreement
UFCW Local 1189 members working at Kowalski's Supermarkets have over-whelmingly ratified a new agreement with their employer. This agreement replaces the imposed contract that has been in place since August 1, 2011. Throughout the day on Sunday, June 03, 2012, members at Kowalski's cast their vote in support of a new and vastly improved contract agreement. This agreement meets all St. Paul retail area labor standards and mirrors the already ratified agreements at Jerry's Cub and Lund's/Byerlys stores.
Negotiations continue this month with the corporate Cub stores, Rainbow Foods and Festival/Knowlans. We will continue to update our retail members as we make continue progress negotiations
May 10, 2012 Union Members Approve New Contract with Lund's/Byerly's stores!
Read the complete Lund's/Byerly's contract proposal
Lund's/Byerly's proposal summary
April 15, 2012 - Union Members Approve Agreement with Jerry's Cub Stores. New contract is Ratified!!
complete Jerry's contract proposal
Jerry's contract proposal summary
February Negotiations Update for
Jerry's, Lund's and Kowalski's!