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Year: 2020

Free College Benefit

Think you can’t afford college? Think again. UFCW members and their families can earn a degree online with no out-of-pocket costs, thanks to the Free College Benefit. This benefit just got better, come to an info session to find out why: Wed, Sep 2 10:00 AM Pacific Time Thu, Sep 3 07:00 PM Learn more about the free … Read more »

COVID-19 Information

Your Union Leadership continues to work closely with employers to ensure that all members working in the COVID-19 pandemic are adequately protected and compensated for their service to the community in this crisis. Visit our COVID-19 information page to learn more about, Hazard pay Child care Your healthcare Unemployment Sick Leave and First Day Sick Pay And more.

Enforcing Fairness at Work

Members knowing their rights and uniting to enforce the contract makes us strong. When we enforce the contract, we ensure our workplace is fair and safe for everyone, not just corporations. The grocery contract ratified in October includes new language to improve the lives of members. Nutrition Center employees will be moved up to grocery wages as the nutrition departments … Read more »

Employment rights for servicemembers

For the last five years, Kirk Holder has served his country in the National Guard while working at Interstate Fred Meyer. When Kirk found out he was missing vacation days he immediately called his Union for help. Lucy, his rep, let him know about the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)—a federal statute that protects servicemembers’ and veteran’s … Read more »

Contracts: more than wages and benefits

In October, after 16+ months of hard work and unity, we ratified the strongest contract seen in decades. We said: Yes to historic wage increases Yes to expanding our healthcare And YES to improving working conditions for 18k+ members in ways big and small Now that we’re several months into enforcing this contract, a few members have taken the time … Read more »

Oregon and Washington Buck National Trend

President’s Corner, Dan Clay   Over the course of my career I’ve seen worker’s rights eroded by politicians (and appointed judges) bankrolled by Corporate America. The Supreme Court ruled it illegal for public sector union members to vote on how their unions were funded, striking a blow to public employees everywhere. The National Labor Relations Board has been overturning past … Read more »