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Essential Work Without Essential Protections or Pay

I am a cashier at Fred Meyer. I have lived in Oregon my whole life. I am a mom of three, a daughter, a sister, and a friend. I am writing to share my experience to show why reinstating grocery workers “hero pay” increase is so crucial to workers and shoppers alike. When the pandemic started, at first it was … Read more »

Local Victories in Oregon and SW Washington

The November 2020 general election was an incredibly important one for working people both nationally and specifically here in Oregon & Southwest Washington. Beyond just the top of the ticket there were a number of incredibly important local and statewide races. Overall UFCW Local 555 participated in over 100 races, endorsing candidates and ballot measures across the region, and we … Read more »

Looking forward to a pro-worker future

It’s official: Joe Biden is President-elect of the United States. Kamala Harris is Vice President-elect. With Biden’s decades of experience working alongside union leaders, endorsement of almost every major union across the country, and promise for “the most significant pro-labor, pro-worker administration,” we have a wide path ahead to build a better America for working people. The largest obstacle on … Read more »

Guest Article: Oregon is Failing Warm Springs

GUEST ARTICLE: MARSHALL PIOTROWSKI – SUNRISE MOVEMENT PDX The Warm Springs Reservation has suffered through a water crisis for many years now. Repeated boil orders due to a lack of sufficient water pressure, an out-of-control COVID-19 outbreak, and the loss of millions of dollars of promised lottery funds leaves the Confederated Tribes in a vulnerable, yet familiar position. The reservation … Read more »

Free College Benefit

Think you can’t afford college? Think again. UFCW members and their families can earn a degree online with no out-of-pocket costs, thanks to the Free College Benefit. This benefit just got better, come to an info session to find out why: Wed, Sep 2 10:00 AM Pacific Time Thu, Sep 3 07:00 PM Learn more about the free … Read more »

Workers Helping Workers

Across the nation, COVID-19 continues to strain essential grocery workers. While these essential workers continue to put themselves at risk to serve their communities, many are faced with reduced hours and a loss of pandemic-related hazard pay. The need in our communities remains strong, especially with many employers attempting to set the expectation that this should be the new normal. … Read more »