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.

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.

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.

Portland-area grocery workers vote to strike

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

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.