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: jchristensen@ufcw1189.org

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Local 1189 Servicing Stewards provide a critical connection between the Union Representatives, Union Stewards at the work-site, and the members.  In an effort to reach more members more often, improve communication between members, stewards and the Union office, and increase visibility in the workplace, Local 1189's pioneer project continues to grow.  Union Servicing Stewards pictured with President Christensen are: (back row) Jake Lepak,  Essentia Duluth; Scottie Rotter, Festival Foods; Melissa Madison,St.

Please join us in welcoming Stacy Spexet to the Local Union Staff. Stacy brings her enthusiam and many years of experience to our Duluth Office. Stacy summarized her Union history, "I have been a health care worker since 1997 working as a Clinical Assistant for what is now Essentia Health. I had an opportunity to be involved in organizing our clinic in 1999 and with encouragement of a fellow coworker that saw potential I became more and more active. I have been a steward, board member and negotiated numerous contracts before becoming a member of UFCW 1189."

Nurses ratified new wage rates for RN and LPNs working at Good Samaritan's Austin facility. The Agreement increased the hiring and experience wage grid and provided the majority of nurses (those hired before 12/1/2017) with $ .65/hour increases. Nurses still in their first year of service with the company would receive increases equal to the new wage grid. 

Comforcare wage reopener 2018.pdf