Negotiations are slowly, but successfully, moving with Inter-Faith Care Center. The Union submitted a package deal to the employer. It includes things like 4.25% wage increase across the board in year one and a reopener in year two; keeping personal days and birthday pay separate from the PTO; and removing the clause that does not allow members to move past the ten-year scale if hired after February 1, 2014. Our next meeting is scheduled for March 14, 2018. If you have questions, please contact Al Priolo (218-728-5174).
Articles by Allen Priolo
Anyone who has ever missed a meal knows negative effects of hunger, but did you know that 1 in 10 Minnesotans is at risk of missing a meal every day? You can help. On May 13, 2017, UFCW Local 1189 is partnering with our local letter carriers and Second Harvest Heartland for this year's Stamp Out Hunger food drive. UFCW local Unions nationwide are participating in one of the country's most monumental and collaborative food drives. "Our Local Union will be coordinating at two sites - Cub Foods in Oakdale and Cub Foods in Cottage Grove.
UFCW Local 1189 and Miner's Super One signed an agreement regarding their pending purchase of Cub Foods Grand Rapids. The store will continue to operate as a Union UFCW Local 1189 grocery store.
Details of the Agreement can be found here: Transition Agreement (Cub Grand Rapids and Miner's Inc) 3.14.17.pdf
UFCW Local 1189 and its negotiating committee members reached a tentative agreement with the northern retail grocery employers (ARGA) on July 21. Ratification vote will be held on Monday, August 1, 2016 in the store breakrooms and the UFCW Local 1189 office at the Duluth Labor Temple at the times and locations listed below. The contract comes with unanimous committee recommendation to vote YES to accept. Please note that a no vote will be a vote to reject the offer and authorize a strike. Only cast votes will be counted.
In the hours after the storm swept through Duluth leaving it without electricity, phone, or internet, the expanded Union Meat and Grocery Bargaining Committee met with the Employers in the dimly lit basement halls of Labor Temple. With the assistance of the Federal Mediator, a newly crafted Tentative Agreement – unanimously endorsed by both the Meat and Grocery committee members – was reached.
Worksites represented by Allen Priolo
- Office(218) 728-5174
- Cell(218) 340-5561
Union History: I was a Union member for 25 years before I came on staff. Before I was a staff member, I was a meat cutter with Jubilee foods for the first 18 years and with Super One Foods for the last 7 years. I spent most of my years as a Union Steward, and served 6 years as an executive board member. I have been on staff since mid-2013, most of my time has been spent negotiating and filng grievances. I spent some time in a right-to-work state organizing as well as organizing for our Union.
Why do you do what you do?
I enjoy doing what I do because I believe in the Union and what it stands for.