Cargill Case Ready Collective Bargaining Begins

Your Union Bargaining Committee met and exchanged proposals with the company this week on July 25. While this is just the beginning of the bargaining process, each side gave opening statements to discuss themes and future goals, followed by an exchange of proposals. Normally the bargaining process starts addressing non-monetary items first before any monetary items are discussed.

Open and transparent bargaining

Under UFCW 401’s new leadership of President Thomas Hesse and Secretary-Treasurer Richelle Stewart, and with the support of the Executive Board, the local has adopted an open and transparent approach to collective bargaining. This means that your Union Bargaining Committee will be providing regular updates and creating opportunities for you to be more involved as the process continues. 

As such, we are providing copies of the initial bargaining proposals from both the union and the company in this update for you to review.

For your union proposals, click HERE

For the company proposals, click HERE

IMPORTANT: If any of your coworkers did not receive a copy of this email, please tell them to contact the office to update their contact information so they won’t miss future updates. They can also access this update on the union bulletin board at the plant and scan the QR codes to see each document.

Alternatively, members of your Negotiating Committee can provide you with the paper copy.

Upcoming bargaining dates

Your committee has scheduled the following dates to continue discussions with the company:

  • September 26-28
  • October 3-5
  • October 11-13

We will keep you updated as things progress. Please feel free to reach out to your Negotiating Committee members if you have any questions. 

In solidarity,

Your Union Negotiating Committee:
Devin Yeager, Spokesperson
Alain Mendoza, Relief Union Representative
Rajwinder Deol
Gurpreet Gill
Kyle Grundy
Rosalina Layacan
Chuck Sigurdson