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Oregon grocery workers point out gender pay gap

The Bend Bulletin Oregon grocery workers point out gender pay gap Kathleen McLaughlin In 1969, the “head girl” in bakery sales and snack bar at an Albertson’s grocery store in Oregon would be paid an extra $5 per week, according to a contract negotiated by the former Retail Clerks Union. A Portland Food and Drug Clerks contract from the same … Read more »

Gender Equity for Grocery Workers

KBOO Gender Equity for Grocery Workers Hosted by: Jamie Partridge 18,000 grocery workers in Oregon and SW Washington are taking strike authorization votes this summer. Pay equity for women workers is the main battle front in this union contract campaign. Tena Burch-Wolski and Sam Hughes, current and former Fred Meyer workers, and union shop stewards, talk with host Jamie Partridge … Read more »

Clatskanie-area biofuels developer signs ‘peace agreement’ with union

TDN.com Clatskanie-area biofuels developer signs ‘peace agreement’ with union The Daily News The developer of a Clatskanie-area biofuels plant says it has signed a “peace agreement” with a union agreeing not to oppose organizing efforts should the plant be built. NEXT Renewable Fuels announced Wednesday it has signed a peace agreement with the United Food and Commercial Workers 555, saying … Read more »

Kelso-Longview grocery workers to take strike vote at end of July

TDN.com Kelso-Longview grocery workers to take strike vote at end of July Mallory Gruben Nearly 600 Kelso-Longview area grocery store workers will take a strike authorization vote at the end of this month, following suit with almost 35 other union branches that voted in June. United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555, a union that represents grocery store workers among … Read more »

Portland grocery workers OK strike; SW Wash. could be next

The Stand Portland grocery workers OK strike; SW Wash. could be next TIGARD, Ore. (July 8, 2019) — United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 Portland-area grocery store workers have voted nearly unanimously to authorize a strike against Albertsons, Fred Meyer, QFC, and Safeway. As of the end of June, these votes include Portland-area grocery store workers only. The voting … Read more »

Portland-Based Workers Vote to Authorize Strike Against Albertsons and More

AndNowUKnow Portland-Based Workers Vote to Authorize Strike Against Albertsons and More Kayla Webb PORTLAND, OR – In addition to strikes in Southern California, Albertsons and Kroger are now facing the possibility of labor strikes in the Pacific Northwest, too. According to the Willamette Week, 10,000 Portland-based workers as well as workers across Oregon and Southwest Washington, with the United Food … Read more »

Portland Grocery Workers May Go on Strike

PDX Eater Portland Grocery Workers May Go on Strike Brooke Jackson-Glidden PORTLAND GROCERY STRIKE — The Portland-area workers of the United Food and Commercial Workers union have voted to approve a strike against Albertsons, Fred Meyer, QFC, and Safeway. Read more    

Portland, Ore., grocery workers authorize strike

Supermarket News Portland, Ore., grocery workers authorize strike Russell Redman United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 grocery employees in the Portland, Ore., area this week voted to authorize a strike against Fred Meyer, QFC, Albertsons and Safeway. The move came just days after seven UFCW locals in Southern California, representing about 46,000 workers, gave union leaders permission to call … Read more »

Portland-Area Grocery Store Workers Vote to Authorize Strike Over Low Wages

Willamette Week Portland-Area Grocery Store Workers Vote to Authorize Strike Over Low Wages Elise Herron Portland-area grocery store workers want to go on strike in protest of low wages. Last month, roughly 10,000 Portland-area workers with the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 voted to authorize a strike against Albertsons, Fred Meyer, QFC and Safeway. Employees in other Oregon … Read more »

Central Oregon grocery workers vote on strike authorization

The Bend Bulletin Central Oregon grocery workers vote on strike authorization BULLETIN STAFF REPORT Central Oregon employees of Fred Meyer, Safeway and Albertsons will vote next week on whether to authorize a strike. The vote comes amid drawn-out contract negotiations between United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 and the grocery companies, according to the union. The grocery union represents … Read more »