UFCW 21 - A Voice for Working America

98% Strike Authorization

We voted in Snohomish, King, Kitsap, and Pierce counties (and Thurston/Mason Meat and Burlington Fred Meyer GM) over the last week. A resounding 98% voted to authorize a strike.

 Now the ball is in the employers’ court.

 As Jessica Roach, a Fred Meyer worker and member of UFCW 367 said at our vote result press conference, “We hope the employers come to their senses and make a fair proposal that respects me and my co-workers and our families. But if they force us to strike, we are ready.”

“…These proposals take us in the wrong direction. I am standing up with the thousands upon thousands of co-workers who just want to be treated fairly. These companies have the money to treat us fair.”

Ariana Davis, Safeway

“My parents have been grocery workers my entire life…losing health care for our family would not only hurt my family, but the other 30,000 grocery store workers. I don’t think kids should ever have to worry if their parents can afford medical bills, medicine or dental care.”

Zoe Cummings, 13 year old daughter of Jeanette and David Cummings

Great vote turnout and Community support.

2013 Bargaining Team

Dave Schmitz
UFCW 21, President

Diane Zahn
UFCW 21, Secretary-Treasurer

Todd Crosby
UFCW 21, Executive VP

Faye Guenther
UFCW 21, Staff Director

Denise Jagielo
UFCW 367, President

Daniel Comeau
UFCW 367, Secretary-Treasurer

Steven Chandler
Teamsters 38, Principal Officer

Tammi Brady
Teamsters 38, Business Rep.

Diane Banker
Fred Meyer #BL, CCK

Kyong Barry
Albertsons #470, Front End

Tracie Champion
Safeway #1965, Checker

Beth Colleran
Albertsons #401, #414, #458, #476
Wine Steward

Barbara Copley
Fred Meyer, GM Clerk

Darcel Covey
Albertsons #465, Seafood

Ricke Egtvet
Safeway, Meat Cutter

David Failing
Fred Meyer #25, Apparel

Lindsay Garner
UFCW 367, Representative

Robin Hillistad
QFC #858, Bookkeeper

Rhonda Ivie
Safeway #1930, Self-Check Out

Eleanor Knight
Fred Meyer #658, CCK

Lanette Lucas-Hoback
Town & Country, Meat Wrapper

Michael May
QFC #831, Produce

Fred Naylor
Safeway #1467, Helper Clerk

Deleion Patterson
Safeway, Fuel Center

Ann Painter
QFC #850, Checker

Kate Pitell
Metropolitan Market #156, Checker

Barbara Rhodes
QFC #847, Deli

Susan Richardson
Cost Cutter #67, Checker

Jessica Roach
Fred Meyer #601, Grocery

Sharon Russell
Safeway, Floater/Meat Wrapper

Scott Shiflett
Safeway #3500, Meat Cutter

Jeffery Smith
Fred Meyer #688, Home

Fran Sosbee
Safeway #1252, Checker

Richard Waits
Haggen #69, Deli

Sue Wilmot
Safeway #1252, Front End

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