Members working in St. Paul area Grocery stores (Cub, Jerry's, County Market, Lunds&Byerlys, Kowalski's, Festival, Knowlan's Meat dept.), reached a tentative agreement with their employers late this evening, April 12, 2019.
Local 1189 currently has two open positions on its Southern Division executive board. Members interested in serving as an executive board member should submit a letter of interest, including Union experience with Local 1189 and a brief statement on why they would like to be considered, to President Jennifer Christensen no later than June 7, 2019. Mail: 266 Hardman Ave N, South St. Paul, MN 55075 Fax: 651-451-8227 Email: email@example.com
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A fair and equitable tentative agreement has been reached with Lake View Clinic. There are improvements in wages, benefits and continuing education. No concessions were made. A ratification vote will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
The Union and employers met for the fifth time on Thursday in a bargaining session that extended late into the evening. Both parties started the day optimistic that an agreement could be reached; however, those hopes were dashed as the employers made a flurry of late proposal modifications.
April 2, 2019 __The Union and the ARGA Employers met again today for our fourth bargaining session. While both sides continue to talk and movement is being made, the negotiations are tough. The Union has proposals to allow everyone to accrue vacation time regardless of job title and the Employer does not want to discuss the proposal until we reach a point in which we are discussing all economic proposals. Today, they presented the Union with a proposal that would take away the number of vacation/personal days that each employee would accrue in Duluth.