Grocery workers are keeping Americans alive during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what they need.

As worried Americans pack supermarket aisles in anticipation of quarantines and shelter-in-place orders, grocery workers like Courtney Meadows are working at a frantic pace to keep Americans fed and alive, and risking their own health in the process. Meadows, a cashier at Kroger in Beckley, W.Va., said her store is [...]

2020-03-26T17:29:10+00:00March 26th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Unions Sue USDA Seeking to Halt New Pork Processing Rule

The union representing workers at pork processing plants sued the federal government on Monday to challenge a new rule that allows companies to set line speeds and turn over more food safety tasks to company employees. The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union and local unions in Minnesota, Iowa [...]

2019-10-09T22:51:14+00:00October 9th, 2019|Tags: , |

Stater Bros. workers ratify new union contract

Workers at 172 Stater Bros. stores across the region have voted to ratify a three-year contract with the supermarket chain, a union said Friday. The contract between San Bernardino-based Stater Bros., Southern California’s largest regionally-based grocery chain, was announced earlier this week on a union website. It was confirmed Friday by [...]

2019-10-07T15:31:39+00:00October 7th, 2019|Tags: , |

Grocery strike likely averted as execs, union reach tentative deal

The union representing Southern California grocery workers has reached a tentative contract deal with supermarket chains, likely averting a strike previously authorized by its members. Details of the contract were not disclosed Sunday pending meetings with some 46,000 members, which will be held Monday at the United Food and Commercial [...]

2019-09-09T15:07:55+00:00September 9th, 2019|Tags: , |

UFCW turns up heat on Ralphs in Southern California

With labor negotiations making little headway, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) are now reaching out to Ralphs Grocery Co. customers in Southern California. UFCW today said thousands of Ralphs grocery workers it represents have launched a campaign offering customers at 196 Ralphs supermarkets in the region a six-hour notice [...]

2019-08-23T16:46:31+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Tags: , , , |