Grocery Store Bargain October Contract Action Team Meetings

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Rep Daniel Cobb//206-436-6563

Monday, October 21
10:30am-11:30am
Kirkland Library 308 Kirkland Ave, Kirland, WA 98033

Tuesday, October 22
3:45pm-4:45pm
Redmond Library 15990 NE 85th St, Redmond, WA 98052

Rep Kristina Storm//360-419-4667

Tuesday, October 22
12p-1p
Alfy’s Pizza 916 SE Bayshore Drive, Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Tuesday, October 22
4pm-5pm
Coconut Kenny’s 1060 S Burlington Blvd, Burlington, WA 98233 525 4th Ave N Kent, WA 98032

Rep Monica Smith//206-436-6524

Wednesday, October 23
7:00am-8:30am or 6pm-7:30pm
Kent Commons (Mill Creek Room) 525 4th Ave N, Kent, WA, 98032

Rep Tae Abraham//206-436-6526

Tuesday, October 22
2pm-3pm
Issaquah Library 10 W Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027

Rep Tonya Burnett //360-662-1985

Monday, October 21
5:30pm-6:30pm
Gordy’s Pizza 1123 1st St, Port Angeles, WA 98362

Rep Teri Jackson//206-436-6551

Sunday, October 20
2pm-4pm
Enumclaw Library 1700 1st St, Enumclaw, WA 98022

Tuesday, October 22
1pm-2:30pm
Federal Way 320th Library 848 S 320th St, Federal Way, WA 98003

Wednesday, October 23
7am-8:30am & 6pm-7:30pm
Kent Commons (Mill Creek Room) 525 4th Ave N, Kent, WA 98032

Rep Bruce Le//206-436-6540

Wednesday, October 23
6pm-8pm (Pizza will be served)
Phinney Ridge Community Center, Rm 36 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Thursday, October 24
2pm-4pm
Greenwood Library 8016 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Rep Teasha Karell //206-436-6802

Monday, October 21
6pm
Alfy’s Pizza (Pizza will be served) 2317 Broadway, Everett, WA 98201

Wednesday, October 23
3pm
Lynnwood Library - Sno-Isle Libraries 19200 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036

Rep Tim Moisio//360-662-1989

Monday, October 21
3pm-4pm
Port Orchard Library 87 Sidney Ave, Port Orchard, WA 98366

Tuesday, October 22
2pm-3pm
Port Hadlock library 620 Cedar Ave #9514, Port Hadlock WA 98339

Rep Ariana Davis//206-436-6586

Tuesday, October 22
3pm-4pm
Capital Hill Library 425 Harvard Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

Wednesday, October 23
1pm-2pm
Columbia City Library 4721 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

Rep Bill Roberts//360-419-4665

Tuesday, October 22
11am-1pm
Lynden Starbucks 8082 Guide Meridian, Lynden, WA 98264

Tuesday, October 22
4pm-6pm
Round Table Pizza 1145 E Sunset Square Dr. #135, Bellingham,WA 98266

Rep Adrian Noel// 360-419-4677

Tuesday, October 22
5pm
Alfys Pizza Marysville 9330 State Ave, Marysville, WA 98270

Wednesday, October 23
5pm
Alfys Pizza Monroe 19121 US-2, Monroe, WA 98272

Rep Tim Phelan//206-436-6515

Tuesday, October 22
1:30pm-2:30 pm
New Castle Public Library 12901 Newcastle Way, Newcastle, WA 98056

Wednesday, October 23
7:00am-8:30am or 6:00pm-7:30pm
Kent Commons 525 4th Ave N, Kent, WA 98032

Rep Regan McBride//206-436-6510

Monday, October 21
6pm
Spiro’s Pizza 18411 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133

Wednesday, October 23
11am
Lake City Library 12501 28th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125

Rep Leroy Taylor//360-662-1986

Monday, October 21
3:00pm-4:00pm
Kitsap Regional Library - Port Orchard 87 Sidney Ave, Port Orchard, WA 98366

Tuesday, October 22
4:30pm-5:30pm
UFCW21 Silverdale Office 3888 NW Randall Way #105, Silverdale, WA 98383

Rep David Barnes//206-436-6591

Monday, October 21
10:30am-11:30am
Kirkland Library 308 Kirkland Avenue Kirkland WA 98033

Tuesday, October 22
4:30pm-5:30pm
Bellevue Library (Meeting Room 1) 1111 110th Avenue NE Bellevue WA 98004

Rep Monica Bryant//206-436-6527

Monday, October 21
3:00pm-4:00pm
Capitol Hill library 425 Harvard Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

Wednesday, October 23
6pm-7:00pm
Phinney Community Association 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Rep Derrick Edens//206-436-6529

Monday, October 21
5pm-6pm
Seattle Public Library - Southwest Branch 9010 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126

Tuesday, October 22
4:30pm-5:30pm
Burien Public Library 400 SW 152nd St, Burien WA 98166

Grocery Store Contract Vote

“It’s time to stand up and show the employers that if they don’t take their cuts off the table and agree to better wages, fully funded health care and a pension that we can depend on, we are ready to authorize a strike” - Our Grocery Store Bargaining Team

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THE TIME HAS COME TO VOTE

We’ve been in negotiations for nearly 6 months. By November 1, the Bargaining Team will either have a proposal from the Employers that we will recommend for ratification, or the Bargaining Team will recommend to authorize a strike.

These votes are open to all active-member UFCW 21 Grocery Store Workers in King, Snohomish, Kitsap, Mason, and Thurston Counties at the big chains and independent stores.

Only contracts that have expired are eligible to take a strike authorization vote, independent stores whose Employers have signed interim agreements (“Me Too Agreements”) are not eligible to vote on a strike at this time. Active members are eligible to vote at whichever location is most convenient, at any time when polling is open.

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Friday, November 1, 2019 — BELLEVUE — 8am-12pm & 4-8pm
Meydenbauer Center / 11100 NE 6th St, Bellevue, WA 98004

Sunday, November 3, 2019 — SEATAC — 8am-12pm & 4-8pm
Doubletree Seatac / 18740 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98188

Monday, November 4, 2019 — SEATTLE — 8am-12pm & 4-8pm
Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center / 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 — LYNNWOOD — 8am-12pm & 4-8pm
Lynnwood Convention Center / 3711 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 — BREMERTON — 8am-12pm & 4-8pm
Kitsap Convention Center / 100 Washington Ave, Bremerton, WA 98337

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 — OLYMPIA — 8am-12pm & 4-8pm
The Olympia Center / 222 Columbia St. NW Olympia, WA 98501

Contact your union rep if you have any questions.

Grocery Store Bargain: Closer Than Ever to a Real Pension Solution

When the teachers union (WEA) meeting nearby heard we were at a contract negotiation, they stopped by to make it clear they stand with grocery store workers.

When the teachers union (WEA) meeting nearby heard we were at a contract negotiation, they stopped by to make it clear they stand with grocery store workers.

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Grocery Store Bargain: Closer Than Ever to a Real Pension Solution

CLOSER TO AN ANSWER ON PENSION
After three long days of negotiations and conversations about our pension, Albertsons/Safeway negotiators have indicated they are open to negotiating a long term solution that is in line with the Kroger tentative agreement already reached. The union bargaining team is fully committed to fighting for a long-term fix so we can truly move forward with a secure pension.

A pension solution takes time. However, retirement security is worth the fight. We believe that everyone has a right to a secure retirement, and that the investments we make in safeguarding our pension now are vital to our rights as working people and our future bargains. The team has spent many hours with some of the foremost union pension experts in the country to make sure we’re protecting our investments, and it’s time for these employers to act. See the Pension Primer for more details on the plan.
 
NEXT BARGAINING DATES: October 17 & 18 and October 24 & 25
 
HOW TO STAY INVOLVED
Every time we step into the room with these employers, we bring the strength of 30,000 grocery store workers with us. There are lots of ways to support this bargain and get the best contract possible. Have an idea or a question? Ask your Union Steward or Union Rep. Right now, you can:

  1. Attend Contract Action Team meetings – next meetings will be October 20-23

  2. Wear your union button – and keep extras on hand for coworkers

  3. Involve your community – ask your family and friends to join thousands of supporters who have signed our petition and pledge of support for grocery store workers

  4. Share your experience working in grocery stores with our online sharing form, so we can continue to bring the voices of members right to the bargaining table. Why is the pension important to you? What should employers know about the value and knowledge you bring to the company every day? What’s it like living on the wages you make now, and what would a real raise mean to you? Take five minutes to add your voice to our bargaining power.

THIS COMMUNITY HAS OUR BACK

Our allies across the region continue to step up and support us at every turn. Just one example: When community allies heard that Renton Fred Meyer workers had faced intimidation for participating in union activities supporting the bargain, they demanded an opportunity to visit the store this week and let management know directly that this community has our back—during this bargain and always.

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In Solidarity, YOUR GROCERY STORE BARGAINING TEAM

Amy Dayley Angell, QFC #891 (Ballard), Front End Checker, UFCW 21
Christina Harris, Fred Meyer - Lake City #179 (Grocery), Bakery Clerk, UFCW 21
Cliff Powers, Safeway #402 (Oak Harbor), Produce Clerk, UFCW 21
Denise Anderson, Safeway #1546 (Aberdeen), Meat Wrapper, UFCW 367
Eleanor Knight, Albertsons #4483 (Auburn), 4th PIC, UFCW 21
Irene Garcia, Fred Meyer - Auburn #19 (Retail), Home Clerk, UFCW 21
Jeannette Randall, Safeway #1923 (Roxbury), Front End Checker, UFCW 21
Jeff Smith, Fred Meyer - Snohomish #681 (Retail), Non-food receiving Clerk, UFCW 21
J'Nee DeLancey, Town & Country #211 (Ballard), Beer/Wine/Spirt Manager, UFCW 21
Joann Gardner, Albertsons #3106 (Puyallup), Personnel Coordinator/Bookkeeper, UFCW 367
Kyong Barry, Albertsons #4483 (S Auburn), Front End Manager, UFCW 21
Lisa Gasser, Fred Meyer #424 (South Hill), Bakery Clerk, UFCW 367
Maggie Breshears, Fred Meyer - Greenwood #122 (Grocery), Personal Shopper, UFCW 21
Maroot Nanakul, Safeway #464 (Bear Creek), Front End Manager, UFCW 21
Michaela Strain, QFC #819 (Bothell), Meat Wrapper, UFCW 21
Mike Sherman, Fred Meyer # 265 – Puyallup, Grocery Clerk, UFCW 367
Mike Solberg, Safeway # 547 (Graham), Grocery Clerk, UFCW 367
Paul Ames Reinhold, Metropolitan Market #157 (Uptown), Cheese Kiosk Clerk, UFCW 21
Richard Waits, Haggen #15 (Burlington), Deli Clerk, UFCW 21
Robin Hillistad, QFC #858 (N Seattle), HR Specialist/Bookkeeper, UFCW 21
Sam Dancy, QFC #825 (Westwood Village), Front End Supervisor, UFCW 21
Sue Wilmot, Safeway #1252 (Bainbridge Island), Front End Checker, UFCW 21
Wendy Garrett-Drake, Albertsons #469 (Mukilteo), Personnel Coordinator/Bookkeeper, Teamsters 38
Wil Peterson, Fred Meyer - Everett #95 (Grocery), CCK Checker, UFCW 21
Faye Guenther, President, UFCW 21
Steve Chandler, Principal Officer Teamsters 38
Joe Mizrahi, Secretary Treasurer, UFCW 21
Tammi Brady, Recording Secretary, Teamsters 38
Samantha Kantak, Executive Assistant, Teamsters 38
Kate Meckler, Trustee, UFCW 367
Angel Gonzales, Deputy Trustee, UFCW 367
Jim McGuinness, Attorney, UFCW 21, Teamsters 38 and UFCW 367

Update on Grocery Store Contract Negotiations Here and Around the Nation

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Update on Grocery Store Contract Negotiations Here and Around the Nation

Recent negotiations have focused on finding a pension solution with Albertsons/Safeway, similar to the Tentative Agreement we reached with Kroger. If we can reach an agreement with Albertsons/Safeway to solve our pension problems, we can move our pension from the “red zone” to the “green zone,” and it will have a lasting effect on bargains to come.

See the Pension Primer for more detailed background on why solving our pension problems are so important to this and future negotiations.

Beyond our pension, there are critical issues still on the table, including:

  • Raising wages.

  • Protecting and fully funding our health plan.

  • Blocking employer takeaways - the employers have proposed eliminating our across-the-board guarantee of raises, eliminating our wage escalators, and the guarantee of 10 cents above minimum wage.

The employers’ current proposals on wages and holiday pay are unacceptable to our bargaining team, and our membership. We are not interested in any of the employers’ cuts. We’ve been sharing with the employers real stories from members about what it’s like to work in grocery stores these days and the challenges we’re facing—members who are working multiple jobs and still struggling to get by, members worried about keeping a roof over their heads as the cost of housing in our region skyrockets.

We’re the ones who make these companies successful, and we need real wage increases, high quality and affordable health care, and a secure pension we can count on at the end of our working lives.

Actions Continue:

Members have been taking action together for months now, including wearing buttons and stickers at work, leafleting our stores, holding informational pickets, and most recently taking our message directly the public by holding banners on highway overpasses across Pierce, King, and Snohomish Counties.

This week, members will be handing out leaflets in front of stores across Puget Sound to update our customers and our community about the bargain. We know our communities have our back, and if we want to see movement at the bargaining table, we need to keep everyone involved and keep up the pressure. Check with your Steward or Union Rep to get involved in an action at or near your store.
 

Other UFCW Agreements Across the Country

UFCW members across the country have been UNITED for fair contracts over the past year. We supported our fellow members in New England during their strike, and stood with members in Colorado, Southern California, and Oregon and Southwest Washington during their many months of tough negotiations. Local 555 (Oregon and SW Washington) just reached a Tentative Agreement on Saturday 9/28, and details will soon be available.

These locals won wage increases in the range of 45-60 cents per hour at the top of the scale for each year of the contract and also won additional improvements to their contracts on top of wage increases.

Next round of Negotiations

We have negotiations October 1 through most of the week and will send an update after this round.

Most importantly, your involvement during these negotiations is critical to our success—your support is our power at the table. Button up, come out to an action, and stay in touch with your Steward and Union Rep.

In Solidarity, 

YOUR GROCERY STORE BARGAINING TEAM

Amy Dayley Angell, QFC #891 (Ballard), Front End Checker, UFCW 21
Christina Harris, Fred Meyer - Lake City #179 (Grocery), Bakery Clerk, UFCW 21
Cliff Powers, Safeway #402 (Oak Harbor), Produce Clerk, UFCW 21
Denise Anderson, Safeway #1546 (Aberdeen), Meat Wrapper, UFCW 367
Eleanor Knight, Albertsons #4483 (Auburn), 4th PIC, UFCW 21
Irene Garcia, Fred Meyer - Auburn #19 (Retail), Home Clerk, UFCW 21
Jeannette Randall, Safeway #1923 (Roxbury), Front End Checker, UFCW 21
Jeff Smith, Fred Meyer - Snohomish #681 (Retail), Non-food receiving Clerk, UFCW 21
J'Nee DeLancey, Town & Country #211 (Ballard), Beer/Wine/Spirt Manager, UFCW 21
Joann Gardner, Albertsons #3106 (Puyallup), Personnel Coordinator/Bookkeeper, UFCW 367
Kyong Barry, Albertsons #4483 (S Auburn), Front End Manager, UFCW 21
Lisa Gasser, Fred Meyer #424 (South Hill), Bakery Clerk, UFCW 367
Maggie Breshears, Fred Meyer - Greenwood #122 (Grocery), Personal Shopper, UFCW 21
Maroot Nanakul, Safeway #464 (Bear Creek), Front End Manager, UFCW 21
Michaela Strain, QFC #819 (Bothell), Meat Wrapper, UFCW 21
Mike Sherman, Fred Meyer # 265 – Puyallup, Grocery Clerk, UFCW 367
Mike Solberg, Safeway # 547 (Graham), Grocery Clerk, UFCW 367
Paul Ames Reinhold, Metropolitan Market #157 (Uptown), Cheese Kiosk Clerk, UFCW 21
Richard Waits, Haggen #15 (Burlington), Deli Clerk, UFCW 21
Robin Hillistad, QFC #858 (N Seattle), HR Specialist/Bookkeeper, UFCW 21
Sam Dancy, QFC #825 (Westwood Village), Front End Supervisor, UFCW 21
Sue Wilmot, Safeway #1252 (Bainbridge Island), Front End Checker, UFCW 21
Wendy Garrett-Drake, Albertsons #469 (Mukilteo), Personnel Coordinator/Bookkeeper, Teamsters 38
Wil Peterson, Fred Meyer - Everett #95 (Grocery), CCK Checker, UFCW 21
Faye Guenther, President, UFCW 21
Steve Chandler, Principal Officer Teamsters 38
Joe Mizrahi, Secretary Treasurer, UFCW 21
Mia Contreras, Executive Vice President, UFCW 21
Tammi Brady, Recording Secretary, Teamsters 38
Samantha Kantak, Executive Assistant, Teamsters 38
Kate Meckler, Trustee, UFCW 367
Jim McGuinness, Attorney, UFCW 21, Teamsters 38 and UFCW 367

Grocery Store Bargain: Negotiations Continue on Pension, Important Public Actions Coming Soon

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Our union member bargaining team has been in negotiations with Albertsons/Safeway over our pension for the past two days. While we have not reached a pension agreement with Albertsons/Safeway that aligns with our existing pension TA with Kroger, we have continued to make progress in negotiations and we are holding the line to ensure we keep our pension valuable and viable.

In addition to negotiations, our team has been hard at work planning ways to address U Scan’s impact on our jobs and encouraging members to fill out their Personal Health Assessments. The PHA saves members hundreds of dollars on health costs. The deadline is September 30th.  Click here to begin your PHA.

On Wednesday, our team will be out in stores across the region meeting with members to discuss negotiations and bringing co-workers up to date on our next actions.

Teamsters 174 stands in solidarity with Puget Sound grocery store workers

Banner Actions:

Next week our three unions, UFCW 21, Teamsters 38 and UFCW 367, will be holding shared actions to engage with our community in a different way than we have so far in the campaign for a fair contract. We will be out at select freeway overpasses in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties with banners promoting our message: One Good Job Should Be Enough.

Contact your store leader or Union Rep for more details on these actions and to RSVP for the one nearest you. Let’s show our communities and our employers that we’re standing strong and it’s time for a fair contract.

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CAT Meetings:

Our regular Contract Action Team meetings will be held all across the region 9/22-9/28. Each store leader should be able to give you details with the exact dates, times and locations nearest you.

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United West Updates:

California: As you may have heard, the local UFCWs in Southern California reached a tentative agreement for a new contract over the weekend. Their contract’s expiration was in March. Their bargaining team is recommending a yes vote, and their votes are taking place this week.

Oregon: Local 555 is continuing contract negotiations after voting to authorize a strike. Show your support for UFCW 555 members on social media this week! Facebook Instagram

YOUR GROCERY STORE BARGAINING TEAM:

Amy Dayley Angell, QFC #891 (Ballard), Front End Checker, UFCW 21
Christina Harris, Fred Meyer - Lake City #179 (Grocery), Bakery Clerk, UFCW 21
Cliff Powers, Safeway #402 (Oak Harbor), Produce Clerk, UFCW 21
Denise Anderson, Safeway #1546 (Aberdeen), Meat Wrapper, UFCW 367
Eleanor Knight, Albertsons #4483 (Auburn), 4th PIC, UFCW 21
Irene Garcia, Fred Meyer - Auburn #19 (Retail), Home Clerk, UFCW 21
Jeannette Randall, Safeway #1923 (Roxbury), Front End Checker, UFCW 21
Jeff Smith, Fred Meyer - Snohomish #681 (Retail), Non-food receiving Clerk, UFCW 21
J'Nee DeLancey, Town & Country #211 (Ballard), Beer/Wine Manager, UFCW 21
Joann Gardner, Albertsons #3106 (Puyallup), Personnel Coordinator/Bookkeeper, UFCW 367
Jordan Washington, QFC #803 (Meridian), Starbucks, UFCW 21
Kyong Barry, Albertsons #483 (S Auburn), Front End Supervisor, UFCW 21
Lisa Gasser, Fred Meyer #424 (South Hill), Bakery Clerk, UFCW 367
Maggie Breshears, Fred Meyer - Greenwood #122 (Grocery), Personal Shopper, UFCW 21
Maroot Nanakul, Safeway #464 (Bear Creek), Front End Manager, UFCW 21
Michaela Strain, QFC #819 (Bothell), Meat Wrapper, UFCW 21
Mike Sherman, Fred Meyer # 265 – Puyallup, Grocery Clerk, UFCW 367
Mike Solberg, Safeway # 547 (Graham), Grocery Clerk, UFCW 367
Paul Ames Reinhold, Metropolitan Market #157 (Uptown), Cheese Kiosk Clerk, UFCW 21
Richard Waits, Haggen #15 (Burlington), Deli Clerk, UFCW 21
Robin Hillistad, QFC #858 (N Seattle), HR Specialist, UFCW 21
Sam Dancy, QFC #825 (Westwood Village), Front End Supervisor, UFCW 21
Sue Wilmot, Safeway #1252 (Bainbridge Island), Front End Checker, UFCW 21
Wendy Garrett-Drake, Albertsons #469 (Mukilteo), Personnel Coordinator/Bookkeeper, Teamsters 38
Wil Peterson, Fred Meyer - Everett #95 (Grocery), CCK Checker, UFCW 21
Faye Guenther, President, UFCW 21
Steve Chandler, Principal Officer Teamsters 38
Joe Mizrahi, Secretary Treasurer, UFCW 21
Mia Contreras, Executive Vice President, UFCW 21
Tammi Brady, Recording Secretary, Teamsters 38
Samantha Kantak, Executive Assistant, Teamsters 38
Kate Meckler, Trustee, UFCW 367
Jim McGuinness, Attorney, UFCW 21, Teamsters 38 and UFCW 367

Grocery Store Bargain Update: Still Working On the Pension Solution

Grocery Store Bargain Update: Still Working On the Pension Solution

We are still hard at work with the major effort of trying to fix our pension. This is a very significant amount of money and getting it addressed will be an important part of reaching an overall new contract. Members who spend their careers in the grocery industry deserve a strong and secure retirement plan…

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Grocery Store Bargain Update

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Historic Tentative Agreement Reached for Improved Scheduling. Wages: Still a Fraction of What We Need. 

We just wrapped up another three days of negotiations, ending with a historic agreement on improved and secured scheduling. After decades of fighting for scheduling improvements, this latest agreement represents a huge leap forward in ensuring that we have more control over our lives, access to more hours and schedules that are more reliable.  

Major work still lies ahead. The employers presented another inadequate wage proposal (.30, .25, .30). This still is only a fraction of what we need. We responded by sharing our stories. We know some of our co-workers are struggling. We know many of us love our jobs and our customers, but are not getting compensated in a way that allows us to survive. We know some of us have more than 30 years of service and still make only $15.05 an hour.  We shared stories from every department, from fuel to deli to retail, grocery, and meat. We shared stories about our property taxes going up. Our rent going up. We shared stories about how we use our vacation to subsidize our ability to afford childcare. We talked about our stay-cations versus a real vacation. We work hard every day yet still can’t afford a car or house. We made the case that ONE GOOD JOB should be enough.   

We are still fighting for:  

  • Better Wages 

  • Our Health Care  

  • Secure Pension- we need to reach agreement with Safeway/Albertsons to secure our pension, something Kroger already agreed to. 

  • Investment in Training  

We REJECT the employers’ proposal to cut Holiday Pay and other premiums 

Next Dates: We will have several conversations with Safeway/Albertsons over pension issues.

Amy Dayley Angell, QFC Front End Checker, UFCW 21; Jeannette Randall, Safeway Front End Checker, UFCW 21; Kyong Barry, Albertsons Front End Supervisor, UFCW 21; Sam Dancy, QFC Front End Supervisor, UFCW 21; Wendy Garrett-Drake, Albertsons Personnel Coordinator/Bookkeeper, Teamsters 38; Richard Waits, Haggen Deli Clerk, UFCW 21; Joann Gardner, Albertsons Personnel Coordinator/Bookkeeper, UFCW 367

Amy Dayley Angell, QFC Front End Checker, UFCW 21; Jeannette Randall, Safeway Front End Checker, UFCW 21; Kyong Barry, Albertsons Front End Supervisor, UFCW 21; Sam Dancy, QFC Front End Supervisor, UFCW 21; Wendy Garrett-Drake, Albertsons Personnel Coordinator/Bookkeeper, Teamsters 38; Richard Waits, Haggen Deli Clerk, UFCW 21; Joann Gardner, Albertsons Personnel Coordinator/Bookkeeper, UFCW 367

PHA: Need an extra $300 - $600? 

We have bargained hard for our health care benefits over the years. Please take your Personal Health Assessment and put $300 in your pocket. We fight hard for every penny at the table. Please take 20 minutes and fill out this questionnaire today. It is a private questionnaire that only you and your doctor see, not your union, not your employer and not the Trust.  https://soundhealthwellness.com 

How to stay updated: The App!

Download the UFCW 21 App, and make sure you have provided your most up-to-date cell number to your Union Rep.

Growing the Power of Our Union - Nutrition Victory:  

After fighting for years to gain parity in General Merchandise, Port Orchard Fred Meyer Nutrition workers won a victory by overwhelmingly voting to join our union and becoming the first Nutrition workers to be placed on Appendix “A.”  This is a major step toward eliminating disparities in pay for workers who work side by side every day. At the bargaining table we still have proposals that would move Nutrition and many other departments onto appendix “A.” 

YOUR GROCERY STORE BARGAINING TEAM:

Amy Dayley Angell, QFC #891 (Ballard), Front End Checker, UFCW 21

Christina Harris, Fred Meyer - Lake City #179 (Grocery), Bakery Clerk, UFCW 21

Cliff Powers, Safeway #402 (Oak Harbor), Produce Clerk, UFCW 21

Denise Anderson, Safeway #1546 (Aberdeen), Meat Wrapper, UFCW 367

Eleanor Knight, Albertsons #4483 (Auburn), 4th PIC, UFCW 21

Irene Garcia, Fred Meyer - Auburn #19 (Retail), Home Clerk, UFCW 21

Jeannette Randall, Safeway #1923 (Roxbury), Front End Checker, UFCW 21

Jeff Smith, Fred Meyer - Snohomish #681 (Retail), Non-food receiving Clerk, UFCW 21

J'Nee DeLancey, Town & Country #211 (Ballard), Beer/Wine Manager, UFCW 21

Joann Gardner, Albertsons #3106 (Puyallup), Personnel Coordinator/Bookkeeper, UFCW 367

Jordan Washington, QFC #803 (Meridian), Starbucks, UFCW 21

Kyong Barry, Albertsons #483 (S Auburn), Front End Supervisor, UFCW 21

Lisa Gasser, Fred Meyer #424 (South Hill), Bakery Clerk, UFCW 367

Maggie Breshears, Fred Meyer - Greenwood #122 (Grocery), Personal Shopper, UFCW 21

Maroot Nanakul, Safeway #464 (Bear Creek), Front End Manager, UFCW 21

Michaela Strain, QFC #819 (Bothell), Meat Wrapper, UFCW 21

Mike Sherman, Fred Meyer # 265 – Puyallup, Grocery Clerk, UFCW 367

Mike Solberg, Safeway # 547 (Graham), Grocery Clerk, UFCW 367

Paul Ames Reinhold, Metropolitan Market #157 (Uptown), Cheese Kiosk Clerk, UFCW 21

Richard Waits, Haggen #15 (Burlington), Deli Clerk, UFCW 21

Robin Hillistad, QFC #858 (N Seattle), HR Specialist, UFCW 21

Sam Dancy, QFC #825 (Westwood Village), Front End Supervisor, UFCW 21

Sue Wilmot, Safeway #1252 (Bainbridge Island), Front End Checker, UFCW 21

Wendy Garrett-Drake, Albertsons #469 (Mukilteo), Personnel Coordinator/Bookkeeper, Teamsters 38

Wil Peterson, Fred Meyer - Everett #95 (Grocery), CCK Checker, UFCW 21

Faye Guenther, President, UFCW 21

Steve Chandler, Principal Officer Teamsters 38

Joe Mizrahi, Secretary Treasurer, UFCW 21

Mia Contreras, Executive Vice President, UFCW 21

Tammi Brady, Recording Secretary, Teamsters 38

Samantha Kantak, Executive Assistant, Teamsters 38

Kate Meckler, Trustee, UFCW 367

Jim McGuinness, Attorney, UFCW 21, Teamsters 38 and UFCW 367

Grocery Store Bargain Informational Picket Photos

Grocery Store Bargain Informational Picket Photos

Grocery Store Workers from UFCW 21, Teamsters 38, and UFCW 367 rallied at our 32 Informational Pickets all around the region demanding employers settle a fair contract that includes higher wages, secured scheduling-so we can plan our lives, dependable health care, secured pensions, and expanded safety and training for all employees.

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Despite More Progress This Week, Still Major Problems

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Despite More Progress This Week, Still Major Problems

We have just wrapped up three days of negotiations. The short version of the update is that despite many bargaining sessions over the last four months, and some progress on some issues including scheduling improvements, we are still a very long way from reaching an agreement. The major roadblocks that remain would likely be strike-level issues.

Some of the specific items where solutions have been tentatively agreed to include safety, workforce development and training, bereavement and most recently a major breakthrough with Kroger on a large-scale solution for our pension problems. That Kroger pension solution is conditional – it only can be part of a global solution, which includes reaching a pension agreement with Safeway/Albertsons. We have a pension proposal in front of Safeway/Albertsons and are awaiting their response.

 After months of waiting and member action,  the employer finally presented their first wage proposal of 30 cents, 25 cents, and 25 cents.  Although this is what we won in the final hours of 2016 bargaining, it is only a fraction of what we need.

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We are moving forward. We have taken action across the region including building our Contract Action Teams, leafletting customers at over 150 stores. All this has been building our strength as a union and connecting with our customers. Next week we will hold 32 Informational Pickets with members of UFCW 367, Teamsters 38 and UFCW 21. Join us on the line!

Make sure to come out and join an Informational Picket at your store next week. If your store is not on the list, join the one closest to you!  See list below.  Now is a critical time to showcase our unity and strength.

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INFORMATIONAL PICKET LOCATIONS:

Tuesday, July 30

Tacoma

Fred Meyer Stevens 4505 S 19th St // 10am-12pm / 2pm-4pm / 6pm-8pm

Wednesday, July 31

North Seattle

Safeway N City 17202-15th Ave NE Seattle, WA // 12:30pm

Safeway Pine Hurst 12318-15th Ave NE Seattle, WA // 1:30pm

Kent

Safeway Kent Valley 210 Washington Ave S Kent, WA // 12:30pm

Fred Meyer Kent 10201 SE 240th St Kent, WA // 1:30pm

Renton

Safeway 200 S 3rd St Renton, WA // 12:30pm

Fred Meyer 365 Renton Center Way SW Renton, WA // 1:30pm

Bellevue

QFC Bel-East 1510-0145th Pl SE Bellevue, WA // 12:30pm

FM Bellevue 2041-0148th NE Bellevue, WA // 1:30pm

Auburn

FM Auburn 801 Auburn Way N Auburn, WA // 12:30pm

Safeway Auburn 101 Auburn Way S Auburn, WA // 1:30pm

University Village

Safeway U Village 3020 NE 45th St. Seattle, WA // 12:30pm

QFC U Village 2746 NE 45th St Seattle, WA // 1:30pm

Lower Queen Ann

Safeway Lower QA 516-1st Ave W Seattle, WA // 12:30pm

Safeway Upper QA 2100 Queen Anne Ave N Seattle, WA // 1:30pm

West Seattle

Safeway 4740-42nd Ave SW Seattle, WA // 12:30pm

QFC West Seattle 4550- 42nd Ave SW Seattle, WA // 1:30pm

Coal Creek

QFC 6940 Coal Creek Pkwy SE Renton, WA // 12:30pm

Safeway 6911 Coal Creek Parkway SE Renton, WA // 1:30pm

Issaquah

QFC Issaquah 1540 Gilman Blvd Issaquah, WA // 12:30pm

Safeway Issaquah 735 Gilman Blvd Issaquah, WA // 1:30pm

Redmond

QFC Bella Bottega 8867-161st Ave NE Redmond, WA // 12:30pm

QFC Redmond 15800 Redmond Way Redmond, WA // 1:30pm

Thursday, August 1

Tacoma

Fred Meyer Pacific 7250 Pacific Ave­ // 10am-12pm / 2pm-4pm / 6pm-8pm

Port Orchard

Safeway 3355 Bethel Rd SE, Port Orchard, WA // 12:30pm

Albertsons 1434 Olney Ave SE Port Orchard, WA // 1:30pm

Fred Meyer 1900 SE Sedgwick Rd Port Orchard, WA // 12:30pm

Albertsons 370 Sedgwick Rd Port Orchard, WA // 1:30pm

Monroe

FM Monroe 18805 State Route 2 Monroe, WA // 12:30pm

Safeway Monroe 1951 Highway 2 Monroe, WA // 1:30pm

Everett

FM Everett 8530 Evergreen Way Everett, WA // 12:30pm

FM Lynnwood 4615-196th SW Lynnwood, WA // 1:30pm

 

Next Bargaining Dates: August 12, 13, 14

YOUR GROCERY STORE BARGAINING TEAM:

Amy Dayley Angell, QFC #891 (Ballard), Front End Checker, UFCW 21

Christina Harris, Fred Meyer - Lake City #179 (Grocery), Bakery Clerk, UFCW 21

Cliff Powers, Safeway #402 (Oak Harbor), Produce Clerk, UFCW 21

Denise Anderson, Safeway #1546 (Aberdeen), Meat Wrapper, UFCW 367

Eleanor Knight, Albertsons #4483 (Auburn), 4th PIC, UFCW 21

Irene Garcia, Fred Meyer - Auburn #19 (Retail), Home Clerk, UFCW 21

Jeannette Randall, Safeway #1923 (Roxbury), Front End Checker, UFCW 21

Jeff Smith, Fred Meyer - Snohomish #681 (Retail), Non-food receiving Clerk, UFCW 21

J'Nee DeLancey, Town & Country #211 (Ballard), Beer/Wine Manager, UFCW 21

Joann Gardner, Albertsons #3106 (Puyallup), Personnel Coordinator/Bookkeeper, UFCW 367

Jordan Washington, QFC #803 (Meridian), Starbucks, UFCW 21

Kyong Barry, Albertsons #483 (S Auburn), Front End Supervisor, UFCW 21

Lisa Gasser, Fred Meyer #424 (South Hill), Bakery Clerk, UFCW 367

Maggie Breshears, Fred Meyer - Greenwood #122 (Grocery), Personal Shopper, UFCW 21

Maroot Nanakul, Safeway #464 (Bear Creek), Front End Manager, UFCW 21

Michaela Strain, QFC #819 (Bothell), Meat Wrapper, UFCW 21

Mike Sherman, Fred Meyer # 265 – Puyallup, Grocery Clerk, UFCW 367

Mike Solberg, Safeway # 547 (Graham), Grocery Clerk, UFCW 367

Paul Ames Reinhold, Metropolitan Market #157 (Uptown), Cheese Kiosk Clerk, UFCW 21

Richard Waits, Haggen #15 (Burlington), Deli Clerk, UFCW 21

Robin Hillistad, QFC #858 (N Seattle), HR Specialist, UFCW 21

Sam Dancy, QFC #825 (Westwood Village), Front End Supervisor, UFCW 21

Sue Wilmot, Safeway #1252 (Bainbridge Island), Front End Checker, UFCW 21

Wendy Garrett-Drake, Albertsons #469 (Mukilteo), Personnel Coordinator/Bookkeeper, Teamsters 38

Wil Peterson, Fred Meyer - Everett #95 (Grocery), CCK Checker, UFCW 21

Faye Guenther, President, UFCW 21

Steve Chandler, Principal Officer Teamsters 38

Joe Mizrahi, Secretary Treasurer, UFCW 21

Mia Contreras, Executive Vice President, UFCW 21

Tammi Brady, Recording Secretary, Teamsters 38

Samantha Kantak, Executive Assistant, Teamsters 38

Kate Meckler, Trustee, UFCW 367

Jim McGuinness, Attorney, UFCW 21, Teamsters 38 and UFCW 367

Grocery Store Workers informational picket

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Grocery Store Workers informational picket

The employers are still proposing pay cuts. More action is needed to increase our wages, secure our pension, and protect our health care.

Tuesday, July 30

Tacoma

Fred Meyer Stevens 4505 S 19th St // 10am-12pm // 2pm-4pm // 6pm-8pm

Thursday, August 1

Port Orchard

Safeway 3355 Bethel Rd SE, Port Orchard, WA // 12:30pm

Albertsons 1434 Olney Ave SE Port Orchard, WA // 1:30pm

Fred Meyer 1900 SE Sedgwick Rd Port Orchard, WA // 12:30pm

Albertsons 370 Sedgwick Rd Port Orchard, WA // 1:30pm

Monroe

FM Monroe 18805 State Route 2 Monroe, WA // 12:30pm

Safeway Monroe 1951 Highway 2 Monroe, WA // 1:30pm

Everett

FM Everett 8530 Evergreen Way Everett, WA // 12:30pm

FM Lynnwood 4615-196th SW Lynnwood, WA // 1:30pm

Tacoma

Fred Meyer Pacific 7250 Pacific Ave. Tacoma, WA // 10am-12pm // 2pm-4pm // 6pm-8pm

Wednesday, July 31

North Seattle

Safeway N City 17202-15th Ave NE Seattle, WA // 12:30pm

Safeway Pine Hurst 12318-15th Ave NE Seattle, WA // 1:30pm

Kent

Safeway Kent Valley 210 Washington Ave S Kent, WA // 12:30pm

Fred Meyer Kent 10201 SE 240th St Kent, WA // 1:30pm

Renton

Safeway 200 S 3rd St Renton, WA // 12:30pm

Fred Meyer 365 Renton Center Way SW Renton, WA // 1:30pm

Bellevue

QFC Bel-East 1510-0145th Pl SE Bellevue, WA // 12:30pm

FM Bellevue 2041-0148th NE Bellevue, WA // 1:30pm

Auburn

FM Auburn 801 Auburn Way N Auburn, WA // 12:30pm

Safeway Auburn 101 Auburn Way S Auburn, WA // 1:30pm

University Village

Safeway U Village 3020 NE 45th St. Seattle, WA // 12:30pm

QFC U Village 2746 NE 45th St Seattle, WA // 1:30pm

Lower Queen Ann

Safeway Lower QA 516-1st Ave W Seattle, WA // 12:30pm

Safeway Upper QA 2100 Queen Anne Ave N Seattle, WA // 1:30pm

West Seattle

Safeway 4740-42nd Ave SW Seattle, WA // 12:30pm

QFC West Seattle 4550- 42nd Ave SW Seattle, WA // 1:30pm

Coal Creek

QFC 6940 Coal Creek Pkwy SE Renton, WA // 12:30pm

Safeway 6911 Coal Creek Parkway SE Renton, WA // 1:30pm

Issaquah

QFC Issaquah 1540 Gilman Blvd Issaquah, WA // 12:30pm

Safeway Issaquah 735 Gilman Blvd Issaquah, WA // 1:30pm

Redmond

QFC Bella Bottega 8867-161st Ave NE Redmond, WA // 12:30pm

QFC Redmond 15800 Redmond Way Redmond, WA // 1:30pm

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