10/9/14 – UFCW 1189 members voted to ratify a new agreement with SuperValu's Corporate Cub and Rainbow stores with 68% of the voting members saying YES! Congratulations to the Committee for their hard work and to the membership for their support of the new agreement.

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10/9/14 – UFCW 1189 members voted to ratify a new agreement with SuperValu's Corporate Cub and Rainbow stores with 68% of the voting members saying YES! Congratulations to the Committee for their hard work and to the membership for their support of the new agreement. The Union extends its appreciation to the members who turned out to vote and to the employer for taking the time to listen to their workers and respond with an agreement that works for the majority of our members.

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The negotiating committee met with the Employer on September 30, 2014 along with a Federal Mediator.  We spent much of the day reviewing and discussing the Employer’s proposals with the mediator.  The Union and the Employer agreed to extend the contract.  Our next meeting is on Wednesday, November 5, 2014.

UFCW Local 1189 members at Good Samaritan Inver Grove and Stillwater who make less than $14 per hour will receive an increase based on state guidelines for the new minimum wage.  All members who make less than $14 per hour will receive an increase for the next two years.  Each year the increase will be a different amount.  The Employer cannot get this money without Local 1189 agreeing and reviewing the compensation plan.  Members making above $14 per hourreceived a bonus. 

UFCW Local 1189 members at Galtier, Rose of Sharon and New Brighton under the service and maintenance agreement with Extendicare have ratified a new 2-year agreement with the Employer.  This agreement comes with wage increases every six months, beginning with the day of ratification.  Thanks to all committee members who helped make this successful!

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