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Kelso-Longview grocery workers to take strike authorization vote this week

Kelso-Longview grocery workers to take strike authorization vote this week TDN.com By Mallory Gruben The local members of a regional union representing grocery store workers will take a strike authorization vote Tuesday and Wednesday as part of a union effort to increase pressure for pay raises. However, no immediate picket line or walkout is expected regardless of the outcome of … Read more »

Possible Grocery Worker Strike In SW Washington

Possible Grocery Worker Strike In SW Washington FM News 101 KXL Clark County, Washington – To strike.. or not to strike. That’s the question today for many grocery store workers in Southwest Washington. The local union that represents the United Food and Commercial workers is holding meetings today through Wednesday. Read more

Guest column: Fred Meyer should close its pay gap

Guest column: Fred Meyer should close its pay gap The Bend Bulletin BY GENA GOODMAN-CAMPBELL Today women only earn 79 cents for every dollar made by men, and for women of color the gap is even bigger. It can be hard to understand how the gender wage gap persists even as states such as Oregon have pursued additional legislative solutions … Read more »

Grocery store union collecting strike votes, says stores aren’t paying enough

KATU 2 Grocery store union collecting strike votes, says stores aren’t paying enough Keaton Thomas, KATU News VANCOUVER, Wash. — Employees at Fred Meyer, Albertsons, Safeway, and QFC around Oregon and southwest Washington say they aren’t getting paid enough. They’re union is considering a strike. United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 says they are taking strike authorization votes among … Read more »

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 »