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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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Kaiser Permanente Imaging Workers to Walk out Tomorrow Morning. UFCW 555 members working under the Imaging Services contract will join pharmacy technicians and clerks on the ULP strike line.

Oregon & SW Washington – UFCW 555 members working under the Imaging Services contract will join pharmacy technicians and clerks on the ULP strike line tomorrow morning, as previous bargaining sessions have yet to yield a Tentative Agreement. While UFCW 555 is not discouraging patients from seeking care, Kaiser Permanente patients may experience delays or cancellations of appointments as Kaiser struggles to find qualified and licensed replacement professionals.

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