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Workers at Imperfect Foods have filed for a Union Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 12, 2022 Contact: Miles Eshaia UFCW Local 555, Communications Coordinator    Workers at Imperfect Foods have filed for a Union Election   Clackamas, Oregon – Workers at Imperfect Foods have filed for their Union Election. “It’s no surprise that we’re seeing a massive resurgence in the labor movement as American workers realize that they must come … Read more »

UFCW Local 555 responds to the mass shooting at Bend, Oregon Safeway

Bend, Oregon – UFCW Local 555 is mourning the loss of life in the mass shooting at a Bend, Oregon Safeway, carried out Sunday evening, August 28. “As the Union representing Grocery workers at Safeway, UFCW Local 555 is heartbroken to see American workers once again face the unthinkable. In retail spaces, gun violence is becoming increasingly common. What should … Read more »

New Seasons Workers have secured a Union Election

Hillsboro, Oregon – Workers at the Orenco Station New Seasons have secured dates for their Union Election. Workers will be mailed ballots on August 11th and will have until September 1st for their votes to be received by the NLRB. “New Seasons workers are an unrelenting force and UFCW 555 is proud to be their union home. The workers are … Read more »

All NLRB charges filed by CBN against UFCW 555 Withdrawn or Dismissed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 17, 2022 Gresham, Oregon – On June 15th, UFCW Local 555 received notice that two charges filed against the union by CBN Holdings have been dismissed, and CBN Holdings has withdrawn a third. These charges were related to the ongoing strike and boycott of CBN Holdings for workers at CBN’s Gresham cannabis grow facility. Workers at … Read more »

UFCW 555 Files for Union Election at New Seasons

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 31, 2022 Hillsboro, Oregon – On Friday, May 27, UFCW Local 555 filed for a Union Election at the Hillsboro New Seasons location. Workers reached out to UFCW for assistance in organizing a union at their workplace, following a buy-out by South Korean investors. They are concerned by changes to the company’s culture and business ethics impacting … Read more »

Grocery Workers Overwhelming Vote to Authorize a ULP Strike

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 11, 2021 Contact: Miles Eshaia (503) 598-6365 meshaia@ufcw555.org Tigard, Oregon – Members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555, which represents over 29,000 essential workers in Oregon and SW Washington, have voted overwhelmingly to authorize their Union Leadership to call for an unfair labor practice strike against Fred Meyer and Quality Food Centers (QFC) as … Read more »

UFCW Local 555 Endorses Nicholas Kristof for Governor

Tigard, Oregon – United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555, which represents over 29,000 essential workers, has voted to enthusiastically endorse Nicholas Kristof for Governor of the State of Oregon. “We have heard from a number of other candidates in this contest,” said UFCW 555 President Dan Clay, “But frankly our Board felt, as I do, that it’s foolish to support … Read more »

UFCW Local 555 Statement on Vaccine Prioritization

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2021   UFCW Local 555 Statement on Vaccine Prioritization This morning, Governor Kate Brown announced that Oregon’s COVID vaccine prioritization schedule would abandon both the science-informed recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control as well as the tens of thousands of front-line workers who were counting on these protective measures. Tigard, Oregon – Last December, … Read more »

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 »

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