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Is A Grocery Strike Possible? Workers Cast Final Votes

Is A Grocery Strike Possible? Workers Cast Final Votes OPB Kate Davidson Grocery workers around the region finish voting Saturday on whether to allow a strike if contract negotiations fail with Fred Meyer, QFC, Albertsons and Safeway. The final votes from Baker City will be added to those of union workers in the Portland and Salem areas, who already voted … Read more »

Salem Fred Meyer, Safeway strikes possible in September as grocery workers demand higher wages

Salem Fred Meyer, Safeway strikes possible in September as grocery workers demand higher wages Statesman Journal Jonathan Bach Salem’s Fred Meyer and Safeway stores could see strikes as early as next month as one of Oregon’s largest private labor unions wraps up voting on whether to let its bargaining team authorize employee walkouts. Salem-area employees represented by the United Food … Read more »

Central Oregon grocery workers may go on strike

Central Oregon grocery workers may go on strike KTVZ, News Channel 21 Arielle Brumfield BEND, Ore. – Grocery store workers in Central Oregon and elsewhere in the state are considering going on strike, possibly later this month. Members of the union, Local 555 of the United Food and Commercial Workers, are demanding higher wages and equal pay for women from … Read more »

My View: For equal pay, lean into a union

My View: For equal pay, lean into a union Portland Tribune Audrey Mechling It’s nearly impossible to score a goal in soccer without a team working together. Likewise, if we are to win the fight against gender pay discrimination, we need to work as a team. We need to lean into a union. Chants of “equal pay” filled the stadium … Read more »

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 »