Fred Meyer, warehouse workers agree to contract, avoid strike

By Christopher Bjorke Source: Portland Business Journal The Fred Meyer grocery chain has reached a tentative four-year contract agreement with warehouse workers, avoiding a potential strike. Teamsters Local 117 said in a news release Friday the agreement covers 500 workers. During contract negotiations, the company's Washington-based workers voted unanimously to [...]

2021-08-03T14:06:21+00:00August 3rd, 2021|Tags: , , |

Food supply workers to strike third-largest grocery chain in Southwest

Teamster drivers and warehouse workers at a critical Albertsons grocery distribution center have voted by 98 percent to authorize a strike to protest the company for what the Union calls a “failure” to address workers’ COVID-19 safety concerns and to demand that the company “stop violating federal labor laws,” it announced in a news release [...]

2021-02-09T17:16:27+00:00February 9th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Teamster workers call for improved COVID-19 safety at two Albertsons distribution centers

About 800 Teamsters members held protests this week at Albertsons Cos. distribution centers in Tolleson, Ariz., and Roanoke, Texas, claiming that COVID-19 safety measures at the facilities fall short. The drivers and warehouse workers at the two DCs — which serve more than 250 supermarkets in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, [...]

2021-01-07T18:35:19+00:00January 7th, 2021|Tags: , , |

UNFI Reaches Agreements With New York, SoCal Teamsters

Wholesaler United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) has hammered out new long-term labor agreements with drivers at its Hudson Valley distribution center in Montgomery, New York, and front-line workers at its distribution centers in Commerce, Stockton and Santa Fe Springs, California. UNFI employees in the Hudson Valley are represented by Teamsters [...]

2020-11-12T22:17:29+00:00November 12th, 2020|Tags: , |

Grocery warehouse workers, truck drivers give notice of potential strike

More than 4,000 warehouse workers and truck drivers who deliver food and supplies to Southern California grocery stores are gearing up for a potential strike amid failed labor negotiations in a move that could leave some shelves empty this holiday season. The Teamsters employees, who work for Albertsons (including Vons [...]

2020-10-09T16:22:53+00:00October 9th, 2020|Tags: , , , |
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