Oregon and Southwest Washington Grocery Store Workers Join Portland Employees in Authorizing Strike Over Low Wages and Gender Pay Gap

Oregon and Southwest Washington Grocery Store Workers Join Portland Employees in Authorizing Strike Over Low Wages and Gender Pay Gap

Willamette Week

Elise Herron


Oregon and Southwest Washington grocery store workers with the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 voted on behalf of over 20,000 workers on Saturday to approve a strike at local Fred Meyer, Albertsons, Safeway and QFC stores over low wages and an alleged gender pay gap.

The votes add to the roughly 10,000 Portland-area grocery employees with the UFCW Local 555 who last month authorized a strike. But no strike will occur unless the union formally calls for one.

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