UFCW Local 555

UFCW Local 555 ends dispute with Kaiser

Five months after Kaiser pharmacy and imaging workers struck in Oregon, UFCW Local 555 says members ratified new four-year agreements.

Workers reject union at Wyld cannabis gummies

With all but one of 35 eligible workers casting ballots, the vote was 12-22 for United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555.

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.

No more union cannabis

Budtenders at the only two unionized cannabis dispensaries in Oregon voted unanimously to leave UFCW Local 555 on Jan. 22 and 23.

UFCW Local 555 health trust drops Kaiser, citing wait times

The decision to drop Kaiser Permanente as a health care option for members will cost Kaiser $18 million a year.

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.

UFCW Local 555 ends strike at Kaiser

The union is still seeking to put pressure on the company by encouraging patients to drop Kaiser, saying their health care could be at risk.

UFCW files crop of ballot measures

The grocery union wants repeal of self-service gas, union neutrality at cannabis businesses, and legislative and hospital reforms.

Kaiser Permanente now on AFL-CIO “unfair” lists

With members of UFCW Local 555 on strike, the Oregon AFL-CIO and Northwest Oregon Labor Council have designated Kaiser as an unfair employer.

Holvey trounces UFCW recall effort

Local 555’s campaign to recall Eugene state representative Paul Holvey was rejected by 89.97% of voters Oct. 3.

UFCW Local 555 leaves the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions, again

Local 555 withdrew last month from the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions, a group that bargains for Kaiser employees in seven states.

Biggest ever Kaiser strike starts with pharmacy workers

Northwest pharmacists walked out Oct. 1, and 75,000 other Kaiser workers in five states began their own strike Oct. 4.

UFCW Local 555 takes aim at a top Oregon Democrat

Longtime labor legislator Paul Holvey faces an Oct. 3 recall election in House District 8 in Eugene.

Portland’s Guardian Games goes union

The workers voted 10-0 to join United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 in a Sept. 1 vote held in the employee break room.

The software that ate my paycheck

What’s behind the incredible string of payroll ‘errors’ at Fred Meyer, Providence, and the State of Oregon?

UFCW lines up possible reform initiatives

Proposed measures could tighten ethics rules, bar secret caucus meetings, and institute public campaign finance.

Labor legislator Paul Holvey faces recall backed by UFCW Local 555

The effort comes after Holvey stymied UFCW's priority legislation, a bill to require cannabis companies to sign labor peace agreements.

New Seasons unfair labor practice case goes before federal judge

The NLRB says employer misconduct may justify re-running a union election at New Seasons market in Hillsboro last September.

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.

Imperfect Foods workers join UFCW

The bargaining unit includes all delivery drivers and delivery lead workers at the Clackamas, Oregon location.