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Portland-Based Workers Vote to Authorize Strike Against Albertsons and More

AndNowUKnow Portland-Based Workers Vote to Authorize Strike Against Albertsons and More Kayla Webb PORTLAND, OR – In addition to strikes in Southern California, Albertsons and Kroger are now facing the possibility of labor strikes in the Pacific Northwest, too. According to the Willamette Week, 10,000 Portland-based workers as well as workers across Oregon and Southwest Washington, with the United Food … Read more »

Portland Grocery Workers May Go on Strike

PDX Eater Portland Grocery Workers May Go on Strike Brooke Jackson-Glidden PORTLAND GROCERY STRIKE — The Portland-area workers of the United Food and Commercial Workers union have voted to approve a strike against Albertsons, Fred Meyer, QFC, and Safeway. Read more    

Portland, Ore., grocery workers authorize strike

Supermarket News Portland, Ore., grocery workers authorize strike Russell Redman United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 grocery employees in the Portland, Ore., area this week voted to authorize a strike against Fred Meyer, QFC, Albertsons and Safeway. The move came just days after seven UFCW locals in Southern California, representing about 46,000 workers, gave union leaders permission to call … Read more »

Portland-Area Grocery Store Workers Vote to Authorize Strike Over Low Wages

Willamette Week Portland-Area Grocery Store Workers Vote to Authorize Strike Over Low Wages Elise Herron Portland-area grocery store workers want to go on strike in protest of low wages. Last month, roughly 10,000 Portland-area workers with the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 voted to authorize a strike against Albertsons, Fred Meyer, QFC and Safeway. Employees in other Oregon … Read more »

Central Oregon grocery workers vote on strike authorization

The Bend Bulletin Central Oregon grocery workers vote on strike authorization BULLETIN STAFF REPORT Central Oregon employees of Fred Meyer, Safeway and Albertsons will vote next week on whether to authorize a strike. The vote comes amid drawn-out contract negotiations between United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 and the grocery companies, according to the union. The grocery union represents … Read more »

UFCW Authorizes Strike in Portland

Winsight Grocery Business UFCW Authorizes Strike in Portland Jon Springer Already facing pressure from union workers prepared to strike in Southern California, grocery retailers Albertsons Cos. and The Kroger Co. may be entering a similar situation in the Pacific Northwest. Workers at Albertsons, Safeway, Fred Meyer and QFC stores in Portland., Ore., this week have voted nearly unanimously to authorize … Read more »

The Women of 555

The Voice of Oregon’s Workers The Women of 555 Oregon AFL-CIO On this month’s episode we sit down with UFCW Local 555 to talk about their fight for a fair contract and pay equity for thousands of grocery workers in Oregon and Southwest Washington.   Take Action & Learn More  To learn more about The Women of 555, please click … Read more »

Union report: men out-earn women at Fred Meyer

Northwest Labor Press Union report: men out-earn women at Fred Meyer By Don McIntosh “The women of UFCW Local 555 are not amused,” Oregon’s largest private sector union says in a campaign for pay equity launched last month. Neither are the men, actually. Last year, as a customary part of union contract bargaining, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 555 … Read more »