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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 »

Grocery workers ready to walk in 3 states

Grocery workers ready to walk in 3 states NW Labor Press Don McIntosh In a series of strike votes over the summer, members of United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) in Oregon, Washington, and California voted overwhelmingly to authorize strikes if contract bargaining with big grocery chains fails to produce acceptable union contracts. On one side are 20,000 members of … Read more »

Labor disputes across Oregon heat up on Labor Day

Labor disputes across Oregon heat up on Labor Day The Oregonian Jeff Manning After a 50-year decline that has seen union membership in the United States plunge to just 6% in the private sector, critics proclaimed organized labor to be finished. An irrelevant anachronism from an earlier age. Last year’s Janus decision by the U.S. Supreme Court was supposed to … Read more »

Unions: Growing gap between ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ driving strike activity

Unions: Growing gap between ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ driving strike activity TDN.com Mallory Gruben Labor Day this year finds the Cowlitz County workforce on the verge of a number of strikes, with hundreds of union-represented employees poised to walk out if their contract negotiations fail to reach a settlement soon. Unions at three different companies recently passed strike authorization votes … Read more »