Kelso-Longview grocery workers to take strike vote at end of July

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Kelso-Longview grocery workers to take strike vote at end of July

Mallory Gruben

Nearly 600 Kelso-Longview area grocery store workers will take a strike authorization vote at the end of this month, following suit with almost 35 other union branches that voted in June.

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555, a union that represents grocery store workers among other laborers in Oregon and Southwest Washington, is in the midst of year-long contract negotiations with Fred Meyer, Safeway, Albertsons and QFC stores that have hit a standstill over wages, union spokeswoman Kelley McAllister said Wednesday.

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