A Voice For Working America

UFCW 555 turns in signatures for IP 35: United for Cannabis Workers Act. “Simply put, the ballot measure will require any cannabis dispensary or processor to enter into a labor peace agreement affirming the right of their workers to form a union if they so choose.” Miles Eshaia, Communications Coordinator, UFCW Local 555

Oregon – On Friday, July 5, 2024 UFCW Local 555 delivered over 163,000 signatures to the Oregon Secretary of State for verification of IP 35, about 46,000 more than what is required to qualify for the November ballot. Once verified, the initiative turned ballot measure is expected to appear on the 2024 general election ballot statewide.

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UFCW 555 meets with C&S over Kroger Merger and Divestiture. “[F]or our members the important things won’t change: their working conditions will be maintained, their retirements secure, and their healthcare in place.” Sandy Humphrey, Secretary-Treasurer, UFCW Local 555

Oregon, SW Washington, Idaho – Soon the FTC will approve or deny the merger between Kroger and Cerberus owned Albertsons/Safeway. As part of the merger plan, C&S Wholesale Grocers, LLC has agreed to purchase hundreds of stores along with other assets that will need to be divested. Many of these store locations will be in Oregon, Idaho, and SW Washington.

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UFCW 555 and Kaiser Permanente Resume Bargaining Today. “Our commitment is to securing a contract that truly reflects the excellence our members deserve, not simply any contract. Nothing at Kaiser works without them.” - Dan Clay, President, UFCW Local 555

Oregon & SW Washington – The Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Strike for Imaging and Pharmacy departments continues, while bargaining is ongoing today. Kaiser continues to tell the press and our members that our Union proposal for a 42% wage increase over 4 years is “unreasonable,” while settling for similar amounts in the less profitable Washington Kaiser Permanente region (KPWA).

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