Attention Southern Division Members: You Can Make a Difference! Local 1189 currently has an opening on its Executive Board. If you work in a Southern Division location (worksites located in St. Paul and surrounding areas, southern Minnesota and West Central Wisconsin) and are interested in serving as an Executive Board Member, please submit your letter of interest, including your Union experience with Local 1189 and a brief statement on why you would like to be considered to President Jennifer Christensen:
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Local 1189 is concerned for our members and their families using health care through the Allina system while MNA is on strike. As the chair and trustee of the UFCW Local 1189 and St. Paul Employers Health & Welfare Fund and trustee of the Northern MN-WI Area Retail Food Health & Welfare Fund, Local 1189 President Jennifer Christensen sent a letter to all Plan participants and Plan trustees citing her concerns about quality control and patient safety. MNA is on strike against the following Allina hospitals: United/St.
Update 9/23/16: It is Local 1189's understanding that your Employer is attempting to resolve these issues through each individual store director and department. We received an email from Tracy McDonald late on Thursday evening detailing the steps they have taken to confirm this.
Important!!! Meeting to Discuss Cub Contract Violations! The Employer lied and is ignoring your contract! Come to the General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at UFCW Local 1189 and get involved. Hear what Local 1189 is doing and find out how to help! We are Stronger Together.
With your employer’s new rollout of their “Strong Close/Strong Open” program, Local 1189 is working diligently on our members’ behalf regarding scheduling violations.
The weather was a bit on the chilly side, but Local 1189 members, staff and executive board members enjoyed disc golf, cornhole, barbecue and solidarity at the Local's picnic held on Tuesday, September 13.
Winners of the disc golf tournament: First Place = Craig Welle (Jerry's Cub WSP) and Andy Ohmann; Second Place = Lunds Woodbury employees Jason Marhevka and Marcus Doyle; Third Place = Aaron Hallberg (Cub Foods Hastings) and Steven Hilger. Honorable mention/Fourth Place went to Executive Board Member and Cub Foods Maplewood East employee Bob Jordan and his friend Nick:
Worksites represented by Tami Denn-Bauer
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Union History: I have been a union member of OPEIU Local 12 since 1986 wherein I also filled the role of steward and negotiating committee member. I was hired by UFCW Local 1189 in September 2011. Prior to that, I worked for IAM District 143 for almost 25 years in an administrative capacity.
Why do you do what you do?
When I was hired in 1986 by the IAM, I had no knowledge nor experience with the labor movement. Today, I wouldn’t dream of working anywhere else but for a labor union. I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to work together with staff and representatives to achieve the same goals of representation for our members and justice for working families.