FTC sues to stop Kroger-Albertsons merger

In court filings the antitrust agency says letting the two giants join would harm union grocery workers in particular.

Washington AG sues to block Kroger-Albertsons merger

More than half of Washington supermarkets are either Kroger or Albertsons owned. The merger would eliminate head-to-head competition.

Decision nears on Kroger-Albertsons merger

If Biden’s FTC approves it, a combination of Kroger and Albertsons would create a near-monopoly. The two of them own 40 grocery chains in all.

Albertsons’ $4 billion dividend moves forward

Attorneys general are concerned the dividend could cripple Albertsons at the same time regulators are evaluating the company's proposed merger with Kroger.

Washington sues to stop Albertsons’ $4 billion dividend

Unions representing grocery workers say the outsized payout could destroy the nation’s number two grocery chain.

UFCW reaches tentative deal with Safeway, Albertsons

Fred Meyer and Safeway/Albertsons bargained separately this time. Safeway and Albertsons are owned by Boise-based Albertsons Companies.

Next up for UFCW: Safeway and Albertsons contract talks

The union has been in contract negotiations with Albertsons and Safeway management since July 2021.

Grocery stores respond to epidemic: Sneezeguards, raises, bonuses, and a hiring spree

With grocery workers on the front lines of the coronavirus response, Safeway/Albertsons is raising pay $2 an hour, while Kroger is paying $300 bonuses.

Newly ratified grocery contracts raise wages for 20,000 Oregon and Washington workers

Workers will get wage increases of up to $2.70 an hour over three years, plus a guarantee of 20 hours a week with benefits for those who want it.

UFCW cancels all Kroger contracts after aggressive action by Fred Meyer

The union will release further information about its plans on Sept. 22.

Grocery workers ready to walk in 3 states

Members of UFCW in Oregon, Washington, and California have voted overwhelmingly to authorize strikes if contract bargaining with big grocery chains fails to produce acceptable union contracts.

Portland-area grocery workers vote to strike

Strike votes continue across Oregon and Southwest Washington in July and August.

Workers at Fred Meyer and Safeway take strike votes

Bargaining between Local 555 and the multi-employer coalition passed the one-year mark June 19, and the two sides remain far apart on wages, health insurance and other proposals.

Bargaining under way for 18,000 Oregon grocery workers

UFCW Local 555's “Unity Negotiations” will set the terms for workers at Fred Meyer, Safeway, Albertsons and more.

UFCW Local 555: Safeway/Albertsons organizing drive brings in 4,400 new members

Safeway and Albertsons agreed to remain neutral, giving union organizers access to employees in the break room.

At the ‘Big 3’ grocers, bargaining begins with UFCW

Despite a new Oregon law, sick leave may still be an object of contention in the contract talks

UFCW grocery workers ratify more contracts

Some 14,000 workers in Oregon and Southwest Washington have wrapped up voting on new three-year contracts.

Grocery workers ratifying new contracts

The contracts covering 14,000 include a 25 cent raise and 15% health insurance increase.

Mayor-elect Hales to grocers: ‘No one wins in a race to the bottom’

Hales spoke to union grocery workers before a scheduled round of bargaining.