UFCW Local 555 sets strike votes at Fred Meyer, Safeway, Albertsons

Starting with meat department workers, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 is scheduling strike authorization votes for its members at Portland-area Albertsons, Safeway, and Fred Meyer stores. Members working under the meat contract are asked to attend one of nine strike vote meetings:

  • Monday, May 20 at 8am, 1pm, and 6pm at Embassy Suites Hotel, 9000 SW Washington Square Rd.
  • Tuesday, May 21 at 8am, 1pm, and 6pm at Joe Edgar Hall, Teamsters Local 162, 1850 NE 162nd Ave.
  • Thursday, May 23 at 8am, 1pm, and 6pm at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Georgia Pacific Rm., 300 Winning Way

Later strike votes will be scheduled for other bargaining units, such as checkout and grocery departments.

The union bargaining team will next meet with the employer group representatives on May 15 and 16.

2 Comments on UFCW Local 555 sets strike votes at Fred Meyer, Safeway, Albertsons

  1. I would like to ask labor leaders what good segmenting workers up by what departments they work in does us? if we want to really bring the shareholder class to it’s knees the way too do that is a general strike.

    Basically all the underpaid heathenery in the machine across every sector need to all stop working in unison from the grocery to even garbage collection.

    I promise you if people stop picking up the trash on wednesday the politicians that are in charge will start to feel the heat very quickly.

    what I’m saying is why segment check out from the meat departments? the more people who are involved the more power you have.

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