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Year: 2020

Essential in Word, Disposable in Action

From the ongoing COVID-19 crisis to the wildfires consuming so much of the states we call home, 2020 has been devastating and relentless. Even as I write this, I’m getting steady reports of various wildfires taking 555 members’ homes. We also unfortunately believe our UFCW Local 555 family has suffered its first COVID-19 related death. Day after day, hardworking people … Read more »

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 »

Workers Helping Workers

Across the nation, COVID-19 continues to strain essential grocery workers. While these essential workers continue to put themselves at risk to serve their communities, many are faced with reduced hours and a loss of pandemic-related hazard pay. The need in our communities remains strong, especially with many employers attempting to set the expectation that this should be the new normal. … Read more »

State of the Union: 555 Leadership Re-Elected to Membership

Every three years, your Union elects its officers. That includes the position of President which I am honored to hold, Secretary- Treasurer, and the executive board, which is made up of members like you. This year, our incumbent team (Dan and Jeff) won re-election by acclamation, as no opponents filed to run for office. On behalf of the Executive Board, … Read more »

Notice of Nominations for Election of UFCW Local 555 Union Officers & Notice of UFCW Local 555 Union Officers Election

This is the [copy of the] official notice of nominations for election of officers of UFCW Local 555. Nominations will be accepted for election of President, Secretary-Treasurer, Recorder and 15 Vice Presidents. Nominations for the elected positions will be conducted by petition (sample petition is shown below). Completed petitions must include at least 450 signatures from active members and must … Read more »

Oregon’s Fair Work Week Law goes into Full Effect in July!

In recent years, July has been a month of positive developments for members of UFCW555. In 2017, the Fair Work Week legislation was passed by the Oregon State Legislature, and signed into law a few months later. Oregon was the first state in the nation to offer schedule predictability for employees in the food service, hospitality, and retail industries. Washington … Read more »

In Memoriam: Trudi Bennett

We are saddened to announce that one of our Union Representatives, Trudi LaRae Bennett, beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, aunt, cousin and friend passed peacefully in her sleep on May 14, 2020. Trudi was born in Lebanon, Oregon on July 22, 1988 and was a graduate of West Albany High School. Trudi was filled with compassion and was a sensitive … Read more »