Negotiations sessions have been scheduled with The Wedge for the Co-Op Partners Warehouse members whose current collective bargaining agreement has been open for negotiations. The first date will be September 22, 2015. Members interested in participating on the negotiating committee should contact Abe Wangnoo.
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Local 1189 and its bargaining committee continue to move forward on negotiating a contract for all of our new members at United Pioneer Home. All upcoming bargaining dates are listed on this website, as well as updates. Members will be receiving a UFCW member application from fellow co-workers, if not already. Local 1189 does not charge dues until it has a ratified contract in place. No initiation fees will be charged either.
During bargaining on August 25, 2015, the Employer made a final offer, which comes with full bargaining committee recommendation to vote YES. Local 1189 has renegotiated a 4.5% increase over the next two years. The increase schedule is as follows:
- 8/1/15 = 1% (retroactive, if passes)
- 2/1/16 = $1%
- 8/1/16 = 1.25% (ncreased by .25%)
- 2/1/17 = 1.25% (brand new, increased by 1.25%)
All previous changes remain the same as bargained.
From gallup.com, 8/17/15:
August 14, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Will allow consumers alternative to traditionally high-cost COBRA coverage
ST. PAUL, Minn.— MNsure announced today it is offering a limited special enrollment period for Minnesotans who were offered and enrolled in Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) coverage, but who received insufficient information to understand alternative options available to them through MNsure.