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Year: 2021

Fred Meyer And QFC Contract Ratified!

With the voting completed, a 3 year contract for members working at Fred Meyer and QFC in Oregon and SW Washington has been ratified. The contract includes significant wage increases, added workplace protections, a secure retirement, and quality healthcare. More details will be circulated in the coming days.

Safeway & Albertsons Dates: 1/5-1/6

New Dates Jan 5 & 6 Safeway and Albertsons

We secured bargaining dates for Safeway and Albertsons! Our member-lead negotiations committee will meet with employers from Safeway and Albertsons Wednesday, January 5 and Thursday, January 6. Updates will be emailed to impacted members, posted on our website, and on social media. Questions? Reach out to your rep!

Contract Ratification Meetings

Contract Ratification This settlement offer, if ratified by the membership, will be the best contract in UFCW 555 history

Now that we have a fully recommended settlement agreement, members will need to vote. We will be holding contract ratification votes for Fred Meyer and QFC in the Portland Metro area, Bend, Newberg, and Klamath Falls this week, with exact dates and times to be determined. These votes will be for Grocery, Meat, CCK, and Non-Food Contracts. Other area contracts … Read more »

A Settlement with Fred Meyer and QFC has been Reached

With overwhelming support from the community, your UFCW Local 555 Retail Negotiating Committee and the representatives Fred Meyer & QFC have reached a Fully Recommended Comprehensive Tentative Agreement for Local 555 members working under the Grocery, Meat, CCK, and Non-Food contracts in Oregon and SW Washington. As a result of the Tentative Agreement, UFCW Local 555 is calling off the … Read more »

UFCW 555 Members at Fred Meyer and QFC will strike at 6am

Strike 6am on december 17 to 12:01 December 24

Tigard, Oregon – Almost a year-and-a-half ago, Fred Meyer and QFC stopped paying hourly hazard pay. In the time since then, workers have continued to deal with the pandemic, while the company has enjoyed record profits. The hazard never ended. Fast forward to today, Fred Meyer and QFC continue to refuse to deliver the wage increases that workers deserve. We … Read more »

Grocery Workers Overwhelming Vote to Authorize a ULP Strike

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 11, 2021 Contact: Miles Eshaia (503) 598-6365 meshaia@ufcw555.org Tigard, Oregon – Members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555, which represents over 29,000 essential workers in Oregon and SW Washington, have voted overwhelmingly to authorize their Union Leadership to call for an unfair labor practice strike against Fred Meyer and Quality Food Centers (QFC) as … Read more »

Kroger Negotiations Update: 12/7/2021

On December 6th and 7th, your Union met for the 5th time with bargainers from Fred Meyer and QFC (Kroger) to negotiate your new contract. Your Union presented Kroger with a comprehensive proposal which addressed staffing concerns and aimed to get you the wage increases you deserve. The Employer provided their own subpar wage proposal that failed to address the … Read more »

NOTICE: Unfair Labor Practice Strike Vote

UFCW LOCAL 555 WILL BE HOLDING ULP STRIKE AUTHORIZATION MEETINGS FOR EXPIRED FRED MEYER AND QFC CONTRACTS. We as essential workers are taking action. Please join us at one of the following ULP Strike Authorization Vote meetings, and contact your rep for more information. Dates and times

Fred Meyer and QFC Negotiations Dates

A red and neutrals graphic announcing Fred Meyer and QFC Negotiations on December 6 & 7

New dates for negotiations with Fred Meyer and QFC The Local 555 member-lead retail negotiation committee is meeting with Fred Meyer and QFC on December 6 & 7. With each meeting we move closer to the working conditions and wages workers need and deserve after serving their communities through the COVID-19 pandemic. Lets get it!

Safeway and Albertsons Negotiations: 11/18/2021

On November 17th and 18th, your Negotiations Committee held our fifth session for Safeway and Albertsons members. Joining the table at this session and moving forward are members from Sherm’s and Rosauers.   Your Union Negotiations Committee presented the employers with proposals that, among other things, would increase your access to sick leave, standardize health and welfare throughout the jurisdiction, and provide significant wage increases to Journeypersons and Apprentices in all positions.   While your employers and your Union are very far apart on what is deemed an acceptable wage increase, your employers were open to standardizing health and welfare qualifying language, and eliminating other language made irrelevant by new agreements. We next meet with the employer representatives for Safeway and Albertsons on December 13th and 14th. Be sure to watch your union bulletin board, your email, Facebook, Twitter, and ufcw555.org for more information. You can also reach out to your Union Representative, Shop Steward, or Negotiations Committee member on how to get involved. 

On November 17th and 18th, your Negotiations Committee held our fifth session for Safeway and Albertsons members. Joining the table at this session and moving forward are members from Sherm’s and Rosauers. Your Union Negotiations Committee presented the employers with proposals that, among other things, would increase your access to sick leave, standardize health and welfare throughout the jurisdiction, and … Read more »