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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 »

Elections Matter

We are facing compounding catastrophes — an uncontrolled pandemic, homes ravaged by unprecedented wildfires, and a widespread absence of justice for Americans nationwide. We’re clearly seeing how the failures of legislators cause real suffering for working people and their families. We’ve lost homes, many have lost their jobs, and the pandemic alone has claimed over 200,000 lives. In the middle … Read more »

A Matter of Life and Death

Imagine having earned a benefit at work, but knowing that the system was so biased toward the employer that it was impossible to access or use. That’s what many of our members are going through with regard to Workers’ Compensation. Workers’ Comp is a benefit that all employees receive. If you become injured or sick as a result of your … Read more »

Essential in Word, Disposable in Action

From the ongoing COVID-19 crisis to the wildfires consuming so much of the states we call home, 2020 has been devastating and relentless. Even as I write this, I’m getting steady reports of various wildfires taking 555 members’ homes. We also unfortunately believe our UFCW Local 555 family has suffered its first COVID-19 related death. Day after day, hardworking people … 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 »