'Union' grocers opening new stores non-union

Since the 1994 retail strike by members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 at Fred Meyer in Portland and Vancouver, the major unionized food retailers (Freddy's, Albertson's and Safeway) have embarked on an aggressive campaign to open all new locations non-union, charged Local 555 President Gene Pronovost.

"They have refused to give union organizers access to the employees working in these stores, often threatening arrest if we attempt to go on the parking lot, or even in the store to shop," Pronovost said. Local 555 has filed unfair labor practice complaints on several occasions and has prevailed at four different arbitration hearings, but the grocers continue their anti-union efforts, "including implementing wages, vacation and sick leave benefits superior to those in the union contracts," Pronovost said.

Local 555 has released a list of locations where these "union" grocery employers are operating non-union grocery departments. The union encourages union members not to patronize these non-union grocers.

Shopper Advisory

Grocery Departments Operating Non-Union

As of Dec. 16, 1998

Fred Meyer: 325 5th St., Brookings; 16600 SE McGillary, Camas; 23105 SW TV Hwy., Hillsboro; 2500 N. Main St., Tillamook; 800 NE Tenney Rd., Vancouver, Wash.; 695 Hwy 101, Warrenton.

Albertson's: 1177 Waverly Dr. SE, Albany; 7500 W. Baseline Rd., Aloha; 1800 NE 3rd, Bend; 61155 S. Hwy. 99, Bend; 14800 SE Sunnyside Rd., Gresham; 1655 SW Odem Meadow Rd., Redmond; 16030 SW Tualatin/Sherwood, Sherwood; 14300 SW Scholls Ferry Rd., Tigard; 5000 E. 4th Plain Blvd., Vancouver, Wash.; 2100 SE 164th, Vancouver; 14300 NE 20th, Vancouver; 1855 Blankenship Rd., West Linn.

Safeway: 15570 Pacific Hwy, King City; 795 Columbia River Hwy., Medford; 6711 NE 63rd, Vancouver, Wash.

Roth's: 1051 SW 1st Ave., Canby; 1401 Monmouth St., Independence; 5013 River Road N, Keizer; 2540 S. Santiam Hwy., Lebanon; 1595 S. Baker, McMinnville; 4895 Indian School Rd., Salem; 702 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem; 3045 Commercial St. NE, Salem; 4555 Liberty Rd. S, Salem; 1130 Wallace Rd. NE, Salem; 918 N 1st St., Silverton; 1770 Shaff Rd., Stayton; 948 N Pacific Hwy., Woodburn.

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