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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 »

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 »

Local grocery store workers authorize strike; gender pay gap is confirmed; elected officials respond

–For Immediate Release– August 25, 2019 Contact: Kelley McAllister, UFCW Local 555, (415) 794-2687, kmcallister@ufcw555.org Local grocery store workers authorize strike; gender pay gap is confirmed; elected officials respond Tigard, Ore–On the evening of Saturday, August 24th in Baker City, OR, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 grocery store members concluded their vote in the last of a total of 92 … Read more »

Portland grocery store workers vote to strike

 –For Immediate Release– July 1, 2019 Contact: Kelley McAllister, UFCW 555, (415) 794-2687, kmcallister@ufcw555.org Portland grocery store workers vote to strike Tigard, Ore–​United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 Portland-area grocery store workers have voted nearly unanimously to authorize a strike against Albertsons, Fred Meyer, QFC, and Safeway. As of the end of June, these votes include Portland-area grocery store workers … Read more »