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Cannabis Workers Walk off the job for Collective Bargaining Recognition

The strikers continue to circle in the driveway, holding their signs proudly. One of the strikers powerfully holds up a megaphone as they chant on the line.

Gresham, Oregon – Today, Cannabis workers at CBN Holdings walked off the job to demand Union recognition with UFCW Local 555 as their representative. Workers at CBN Holdings want to form a union to address unsafe working conditions, however their employer has yet to respond to recognize the Union and agree to bargain a Union Contract.  “CBN Holdings’ “response” to … Read more »

The Wake of a Strike

We have a Tentative Agreement for Safeway and Albertsons On February 17th and 18th, the Union Negotiations Committee met with representatives for Safeway and Albertsons and reached a Tentative Agreement. While the contract is similar to the settlement we got for Fred Meyer and QFC members in December, there are some key differences. The Tentative Agreement includes meaningful wage increases … Read more »

Collective Bargaining Report

In the past several months, we have had major victories in negotiations with Fred Meyer, QFC, Safeway, Albertsons, and Sherm’s. Below are some brief updates for other contracts in the jurisdiction. Legacy Emanuel Pharmacy (Portland, Oregon) Negotiations began with Legacy Emanuel for the Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians contracts on January 11, 2022, and the Union Bargaining Committee has met with … Read more »

Safeway & Albertsons: Ratified!

It’s official! The 3-year contract between Safeway/Albertsons and Local 555 members in Oregon and SW Washington is ratified! The new contract features: Considerable wage increases Improved workplace protections & safety Retirement security Continued stability & reliability for our health plan   If your contract has ALREADY expired, Your employer has 60 days to implement your wage increases, and 90 days … Read more »

A Tentative Agreement has been Reached

Banners top the UFCW 555 and Safeway Albertsons logos, with a handshake between them. At the bottom is a checked off tentative agreement

On February 17th and 18th, your Union Negotiations Committee held our seventh session for Safeway and Albertsons members. Your Union Negotiations Committee and representatives for your employers have reached a Tentative Agreement. The agreement covers members working at Safeway and Albertsons stores in Oregon, Southwest Washington, Idaho, and Western Wyoming. The agreement includes large wage increases, new workplace safety measures, … Read more »

Safeway/Albertsons Negotiations Update: February 8, 2022

On February 7th and 8th, your Union Negotiations Committee held our sixth session for Safeway and Albertsons members. Your Union Negotiations Committee engaged in extensive discussions with the representatives for Safeway and Albertsons, covering a variety of topics, working towards a settlement. After reaching a historic agreement with Fred Meyer that is setting the tone for other negotiations around the … Read more »

Fred Meyer and QFC: 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.

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 »

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