Stay informed

Stay Union strong

A Tentative Agreement has been Reached

Banners top the UFCW 555 and Safeway Albertsons logos, with a handshake between them. At the bottom is a checked off tentative agreement

On February 17th and 18th, your Union Negotiations Committee held our seventh session for Safeway and Albertsons members. Your Union Negotiations Committee and representatives for your employers have reached a Tentative Agreement. The agreement covers members working at Safeway and Albertsons stores in Oregon, Southwest Washington, Idaho, and Western Wyoming. The agreement includes large wage increases, new workplace safety measures, … Read more »

Safeway/Albertsons Negotiations Update: February 8, 2022

On February 7th and 8th, your Union Negotiations Committee held our sixth session for Safeway and Albertsons members. Your Union Negotiations Committee engaged in extensive discussions with the representatives for Safeway and Albertsons, covering a variety of topics, working towards a settlement. After reaching a historic agreement with Fred Meyer that is setting the tone for other negotiations around the … Read more »

Voting with Action

Workers who have felt left behind by their political leaders throughout the pandemic will not be surprised by Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek’s recent decision. Shortly after assuring a broad coalition of labor organizations that she would have their backs in passing a long-awaited Essential Worker Pay package, Kotek abruptly announced her departure from public service in order to focus … Read more »

The One-Day Strike

With Fred Meyer and QFC settled, members and staff of Local 555 have made history. The strike of 2021 has led to big wins not just in the affected stores, but for Union members all across the Northwest. In the wake of our victory, it’s important to understand what led us to this moment. When the pandemic first slammed the … Read more »

Fred Meyer And QFC Contract Ratified!

With the voting completed, a 3 year contract for members working at Fred Meyer and QFC in Oregon and SW Washington has been ratified. The contract includes significant wage increases, added workplace protections, a secure retirement, and quality healthcare. More details will be circulated in the coming days.

Fred Meyer and QFC: Ratified!

With the voting completed, a 3 year contract for members working at Fred Meyer and QFC in Oregon and SW Washington has been ratified. The contract includes significant wage increases, added workplace protections, a secure retirement, and quality healthcare. More details will be circulated in the coming days.

Safeway & Albertsons Dates: 1/5-1/6

New Dates Jan 5 & 6 Safeway and Albertsons

We secured bargaining dates for Safeway and Albertsons! Our member-lead negotiations committee will meet with employers from Safeway and Albertsons Wednesday, January 5 and Thursday, January 6. Updates will be emailed to impacted members, posted on our website, and on social media. Questions? Reach out to your rep!

Contract Ratification Meetings

Contract Ratification This settlement offer, if ratified by the membership, will be the best contract in UFCW 555 history

Now that we have a fully recommended settlement agreement, members will need to vote. We will be holding contract ratification votes for Fred Meyer and QFC in the Portland Metro area, Bend, Newberg, and Klamath Falls this week, with exact dates and times to be determined. These votes will be for Grocery, Meat, CCK, and Non-Food Contracts. Other area contracts … Read more »

A Settlement with Fred Meyer and QFC has been Reached

With overwhelming support from the community, your UFCW Local 555 Retail Negotiating Committee and the representatives Fred Meyer & QFC have reached a Fully Recommended Comprehensive Tentative Agreement for Local 555 members working under the Grocery, Meat, CCK, and Non-Food contracts in Oregon and SW Washington. As a result of the Tentative Agreement, UFCW Local 555 is calling off the … Read more »

UFCW 555 Members at Fred Meyer and QFC will strike at 6am

Strike 6am on december 17 to 12:01 December 24

Tigard, Oregon – Almost a year-and-a-half ago, Fred Meyer and QFC stopped paying hourly hazard pay. In the time since then, workers have continued to deal with the pandemic, while the company has enjoyed record profits. The hazard never ended. Fast forward to today, Fred Meyer and QFC continue to refuse to deliver the wage increases that workers deserve. We … Read more »

Skip to content