MINNEAPOLIS (WJON News) -- Several Cub Foods stores in the Twins Cities metro area have avoided a strike by their workers heading into this holiday weekend.

The union says the grocery workers were slated to walk off the job at 5:30 a.m. Friday.

However, they say they have a tentative agreement that provides raises of $2.50 to $3.50 an hour by the spring of 2024.

The contract also establishes a safety committee.

The union says it is a huge win for the part-time workers who make up the majority of the bargaining unit.  In addition, 300 people will transition to full-time positions.

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The rank and file are expected to vote on the deal on Tuesday.

Thirty-three stores would have been impacted by a strike including the stores in Maple Grove and Monticello.


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