Fred Meyer

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.

Fred Meyer: payroll problems are widespread

The payroll problems began to emerge in October 2022, just after the company implemented a new payroll system known as “MyTime.”

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.

Workers sue Fred Meyer for unpaid wages

Kroger is planning to buy competitor Albertsons for $24.6 billion. But the grocery monolith can’t seem to find the cash to pay its workers.

Union to feds: Don’t allow Kroger-Albertsons mega-merger

Fred Meyer, Safeway, Albertsons, QFC and 40 other chains could become one company under the proposed deal.

Fred Meyer settles child labor charges

An investigation by the Department of Labor found the company regularly allowing minors to load power-driven box balers at stores in Oregon.

Kroger makes a deal after a one-day strike

UFCW Local 555 calls the new contract at Fred Meyer and QFC its best contract ever. Over 3 years, wages will rise $3 an hour.

Strike set to begin at Fred Meyer, QFC 

Members of UFCW Local 555 are set to strike 6 a.m. Dec. 17 at Fred Meyer and QFC stores in the Portland area, Bend, and Klamath Falls.

UFCW Local 555 to hold strike votes at Fred Meyer, QFC

Strike votes will take place in Portland, Tigard, Bend, and Klamath Falls. The union is next scheduled to meet with Kroger on Dec. 6-7.

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 reaches tentative deal after 6-day grocery boycott

If approved, the new union contracts would cover about 20,000 workers in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

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.

Protest: Fred Meyer underpays women employees

A July 24 Oregon AFL-CIO rally at Fred Meyer called on the public to shop somewhere else.

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.

Union report: men out-earn women at Fred Meyer

UFCW Local 555 is calling on grocery employers to end pay disparity among journey-level grocery workers, in which the average women earns $1.31 an hour less than the average man.