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Local grocery store worker’s union authorizes strike

Local grocery store worker’s union authorizes strike KOIN News 6 KOIN News Staff PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A local grocery store worker’s union voted nearly unanimously to authorize a strike against Albertsons, Fred Meyer, QFC, and Safeway on Saturday. The authorization does not automatically trigger a strike but allows the union’s bargaining team to call for a strike anywhere in … Read more »

Oregon and Southwest Washington Grocery Store Workers Join Portland Employees in Authorizing Strike Over Low Wages and Gender Pay Gap

Oregon and Southwest Washington Grocery Store Workers Join Portland Employees in Authorizing Strike Over Low Wages and Gender Pay Gap Willamette Week Elise Herron Oregon and Southwest Washington grocery store workers with the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 voted on behalf of over 20,000 workers on Saturday to approve a strike at local Fred Meyer, Albertsons, Safeway and … Read more »

Grocery workers authorize strike against Oregon and SW Washington stores if negotiations fail

Grocery workers authorize strike against Oregon and SW Washington stores if negotiations fail The Oregonian/OregonLive Kristi Turnquist Grocery store workers in Oregon and Southwest Washington have voted to authorize a strike if the workers’ union fails to reach a satisfying agreement with negotiators representing such stores as Fred Meyer, QFC, Safeway and Albertsons. Members of United Food and Commercial Workers … Read more »

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