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Roth’s Fresh Market ULP Strike Authorization Vote

UFCW Local 555 will be holding ULP Strike Authorization meetings for the expired Roth’s Fresh Market contract. A vote will be taken at the meeting. Children under 17 will be allowed in the room with their parents. Any non-member (spouse or otherwise) accompanying a member will need to wait outside of the meeting room. We apologize for any inconvenience.   … Read more »

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All NLRB charges filed by CBN against UFCW 555 Withdrawn or Dismissed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555 received notice that two charges filed against the union by CBN Holdings have been dismissed, and CBN Holdings has withdrawn a third.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 »

Cannabis Workers Walk off the job for Collective Bargaining Recognition

The strikers continue to circle in the driveway, holding their signs proudly. One of the strikers powerfully holds up a megaphone as they chant on the line.

Gresham, Oregon – Today, Cannabis workers at CBN Holdings walked off the job to demand Union recognition with UFCW Local 555 as their representative. Workers at CBN Holdings want to form a union to address unsafe working conditions, however their employer has yet to respond to recognize the Union and agree to bargain a Union Contract.  “CBN Holdings’ “response” to … Read more »

The Wake of a Strike

We have a Tentative Agreement for Safeway and Albertsons On February 17th and 18th, the Union Negotiations Committee met with representatives for Safeway and Albertsons and reached a Tentative Agreement. While the contract is similar to the settlement we got for Fred Meyer and QFC members in December, there are some key differences. The Tentative Agreement includes meaningful wage increases … Read more »

Collective Bargaining Report

In the past several months, we have had major victories in negotiations with Fred Meyer, QFC, Safeway, Albertsons, and Sherm’s. Below are some brief updates for other contracts in the jurisdiction. Legacy Emanuel Pharmacy (Portland, Oregon) Negotiations began with Legacy Emanuel for the Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians contracts on January 11, 2022, and the Union Bargaining Committee has met with … Read more »

Safeway & Albertsons: Ratified!

It’s official! The 3-year contract between Safeway/Albertsons and Local 555 members in Oregon and SW Washington is ratified! The new contract features: Considerable wage increases Improved workplace protections & safety Retirement security Continued stability & reliability for our health plan   If your contract has ALREADY expired, Your employer has 60 days to implement your wage increases, and 90 days … Read more »

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