Northwest Grocery Workers Union Approves Contract With Supermarkets

Grocery workers have approved a contract with some of the region’s biggest supermarkets after months of contentious negotiations, a short-lived boycott against Fred Meyer and the threat of a strike. United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 announced the ratification late Friday. The union represents about 20,000 grocery workers in Oregon and southwest [...]

2019-10-14T16:07:52+00:00October 14th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

UFCW cancels all Kroger contracts after aggressive action by Fred Meyer

After 15 months of unsuccessful negotiations, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 555 announced Sept. 10 the cancellation of all its Oregon and Southwest Washington collective bargaining agreements with Kroger, which owns Fred Meyer and QFC. The collective bargaining agreements contain a no-strike pledge, so their cancellation frees the [...]

2019-09-20T15:29:31+00:00September 20th, 2019|Tags: , |

The next wave of labor unrest could be in grocery stores

On August 24, members of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 555 overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike for 20,000 grocery employees at Safeway, Albertsons, QFC and Fred Meyer locations in the Pacific Northwest. That move came roughly two months after members of the union voted to authorize a strike for about 46,000 grocery [...]

2019-09-16T21:32:52+00:00September 16th, 2019|Tags: , |