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UFCW Local 555 ratifies contract with grocery employers

The following is the press release that was sent out at approximately 10:30 pm on Friday night, 10/11/2019 UFCW Local 555 ratifies contract with grocery employers Union grocery store workers in Oregon and Southwest Washington will soon enjoy the benefits of their new three-year labor contract, which is applicable to all employers and was officially ratified as of tonight, Friday, … Read more »

A tentative agreement is reached; boycott ends

The following is the press release that was sent out at approximately 12:45 pm on Sept 28, 2019. UFCW Local 555 reaches a Tentative Agreement with grocery employers in the thirteenth negotiation session; Fred Meyer boycott ends (effective immediately) Tigard, Ore–This month’s scheduled two-day session with the employers’ negotiation team and the Unity Bargaining Team (joined for the first time … Read more »

Picket Captain Training Notice

Due to Fred Meyer’s violation of federal law during the bargaining process, we are beginning preparations for if/when the Unity Negotiation Team calls for a strike. The following picket captain trainings have been scheduled throughout SW Washington and Oregon. Additional dates and locations are being scheduled; if you do not see your area listed, please contact your Union Representative. If … Read more »

Next negotiation dates are set

–For Immediate Release– Sept 13, 2019 Contact: Kelley McAllister, UFCW Local 555, (415) 794-2687, kmcallister@ufcw555.org Next UFCW Local 555 negotiation dates are set for Sept 26/27 Tigard, Ore – United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 555’s Unity Negotiation team has confirmed September 26th and 27th as the next upcoming negotiation dates with Albertsons, Fred Meyer, QFC, and Safeway. Says … Read more »

Grocery Workers’ Union Cancels all Kroger Contracts due to Unfair Labor Practices by Fred Meyer; further details to follow on September 22nd.

–For Immediate Release– Sept 10, 2019 Contact: Kelley McAllister, UFCW Local 555, (415) 794-2687, kmcallister@ufcw555.org Grocery Workers’ Union Cancels all Kroger Contracts due to Unfair Labor Practices by Fred Meyer; further details to follow on September 22nd.   Tigard, Ore – Following fifteen months of tense negotiations in which the employers’ continually refused to provide reasonable proposals, United Food and … Read more »

Unity Negotiations: the twelfth meeting

Employers offers 10₵ over minimum wage…after offering less than minimum wage. Prepare yourself to applaud the employers’ “most generous offer to date.” Or, don’t. Yesterday, employers put forth a proposal that stunned the Unity Team with its sheer cluelessness…a proposal that would, by the end of the contract term, see several departments paid below what minimum wage would be that … Read more »

Unity Negotiations: the eleventh meeting

Our Unity team met with the employers again this week and over the course of two days the employers managed to do two whole things: request that we reiterate our proposals provide us with their latest dystopian proposal, along with a statement saying that they don’t plan to respond to our wage proposal unless we “get in the same ballpark” … Read more »

Unity Negotiations: the tenth meeting

During this single day of negotiations with the employers they gave us zero new proposals. We continued to hone in on our economic proposals and provided proposals that address what we’ve been saying all along: we cannot live on what we’re being paid, and we need more. It’s almost as if they cannot bring themselves to recognize the severity of … Read more »

Next negotiation dates are here.

The next Unity Negotiation date is in: Thursday, April 25th.  Keep the pressure on. Keep wearing your buttons. If you haven’t already signed a wage petition, do so. Let your employers know how very serious you are about getting a new contract that pays you what you’re worth. You are the union. You are the strength behind our bargaining team. KEEP. IT. UP. Remember, … Read more »