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Labor Day Op-Ed Published in Cascadia Weekly
One hundred and twenty years ago, during another time of severe economic depression and social unrest in our country, President Grover Cleveland established Labor Day as a national holiday. It was not so much to honor as it was to appease organized labor. President Cleveland’s decision came days after he ordered federal troops to crush workers... Continue Reading...
Fred Meyer Distribution Center Strike
Teamsters 117 members who work at Fred Meyer Distribution Center have voted to authorize a strike. We here at UFCW 21 are watching thisnegotiation closely and will keep updated as it develops.
PCC Workers Ratify New Agreement
After several months of negotiations UFCW21 workers at PCC have ratified a new three year contract with a nearly 95% yes vote. PCC workers stood together and with a unified voice were able to win the contract they deserved.
Big Win for 900 Skagit Regional Health Workers
There was a huge turnout on Tuesday and Wednesday. After the vote was counted the results were a resounding 85.9% to approve the new contract. This historic 1st contract is one of the largest newly organized health care groups in Washington State.
Over 20 months ago, workers at Skagit Regional Health voted to be represented by UFCW 21 and join our union. Workers won a wage increase that reflects their length of service, more respect and a voice on the job along with many other benefits that come with a union contract. The level of action by workers and support from the community was tremendous. The contract term is through March of 2016.
The board of commissioners vote to approve our contract.
Pay increases will go into effect.
Labor/Management committee begin to help resolve problems in the workplace.
After a year of what became intense negotiations, the Pro Tech workers at Harrison Medical Center have voted by 98% to approve their new contract. The long campaign was different than most Harrison negotiations over the past several decades and even included a overwhelmingly approved strike authorization. Read more.
Big Wins for Grocery Store Workers Across Central Puget Sound As They Pass New Contract by Overwhelming Majority
Grocery store workers across Snohomish, King, Pierce, Thurston, Mason and Kitsap counties voted by an overwhelming majority over the last two days to pass a new contract. The final proposal by the big national chains dramatically changed in the final hours of negotiations and a tentative agreement was reached less than two hours before a strike would have gone into effect on Monday the 21st of October at 7 PM.