• Women have been disproportionately hired into lower-paying jobs.

    At Fred Meyer, grocery journeywomen have been twice as likely to be hired into lower-paying Schedule B jobs.

    The difference is ~$3.50/hr.

    Time’s up, Fred Meyer: fix the gap.

  • The most common male/female wages were markedly different.

    Among Fred Meyer grocery employees, the most common male wage has been 27% higher than the most common female wage.

    Time’s up, Fred Meyer: fix the gap.

  • Inequity got even worse at higher wage rates.

    For every 100 employees who have been at a $15+ per hour rate, approximately 66 have been men, and only 34 have been women.

    Time’s up Fred Meyer: Fix the gap.

  • Age played a factor in wage inequity.

    At under 24, the average man made $1 more per hour. (That’s bad enough, right?!) By the 25-29 age bracket, the average discrepancy increased by 50%. For people in the 35-39 age bracket, it increased by 75%.

    Time’s up, Fred Meyer: fix the gap.


  • And what about women over 50?

    At the 45-49 age bracket, the average man made $1 more per hour. (Again…bad enough, right?!) By the 55-59 age bracket, that average discrepancy increased by 50%, to $1.50. At 60+, it increased again by yet another 50%, to a total average difference of $2.25/hr.

    …it almost seems as if at Fred Meyer, a man’s worth stayed nearly static as he aged, while a women’s worth dropped unrelentingly year over year once she passed age 49.

    Time’s up, Fred Meyer: fix the gap.

  • Likelihood of promotion to leadership roles is also specific to age/gender.

  • There are ten faces above: one for each data point.
    These faces are of real Women of Local 555.

  • Five are staff; five are members on our bargaining team. All are fighting for our members, every day.

    The information associated with each face will be revealed over time.

  • You can always look for the red countdown clock to know when the next reveal is coming.

  • This story is about the Women of 555. But we’re not fighting for wage increases just for women. We’re fighting the employers for equity for all, and increased wages for all. We deserve to be treated better.