Grocery Store Workers Ratify New Contract

When working people come together with each other and our community—we win. After more than six months of negotiations, UFCW 21, UFCW 367, and Teamsters 38 members turned out to vote and ratified a historic new contract.
 
Puget Sound Grocery Store Workers are proud of a contract that includes:

  • Strongest journey wage increases in UFCW 21’s history

  • Full back pay to expiration

  • A long-term solution to our pension with projected improvements

  • Health care benefits that are projected to be fully-funded, include benefit improvements and NO increases to premiums or deductibles

  • First scheduling overhaul in decades, giving us more control over our schedules

  • Strong safety language for the first time ever in our contract

  • A plan for the future of technology and workforce training

  • Won protections for our wage scales, so as minimum wage goes up, so do our wage steps.

  • NOT ONE SINGLE CUT OR TAKEAWAY!

Your work and solidarity made this happen. Thank you for your time, your action and standing united.
 
With our new contract in place, we know we have to continue to stand together to enforce our new contract and make our workplaces better. To be the first to get answers on your new contract download the UFCW 21 APP.

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 Gonzalez, Deputy Trustee, UFCW 367
Jim McGuinness, Attorney, UFCW 21, Teamsters 38 and UFCW 367

Grocery Store Bargain Update: Full Tentative Agreement Recommended for Ratification

Final Step of Pension Deal Completed, Full Tentative Agreement Recommended for Ratification

“Standing together and taking action is how we have won before and it is how we won again this time. Your voice and your vote matters. Attend a vote meeting to learn about the Tentative Agreement and make your voice heard.”  - Your Union Member Bargaining Team

We have been working all week to see if we could finalize the details of a pending pension deal with Albertsons/Safeway and Kroger. We are very happy to announce that we have now reached a full tentative agreement, including this deal on our pension. 

The pending details between Albertsons/Safeway and Kroger have been ironed out and we now have a Fully Recommended Agreement.
 

After 6 months of negotiations, hundreds of actions in our stores across the region, and connecting with thousands of customers about our campaign, your Union Member Bargaining Team has reached a tentative agreement and recommends a YES VOTE to accept the proposal from the employers.
 
Drop by any of the posted vote meetings during any of the open times, review the offer, get questions answered, and then vote. 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. Active members are eligible to vote at whichever location is most convenient, during any time when polling is open.

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
Parking: Parking validation will be available for the 5th Ave Garage, located at 516 Harrison St, Seattle WA 98109. (Parking validation is not available for the Mercer St garage or other parking.)

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
Parking: Please park only on the RED or GREEN levels of the parking garage. Remember your stall number to register it for validation with the receptionist of the Kitsap Conference Center.

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

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 Gonzalez, Deputy Trustee, UFCW 367
Jim McGuinness, Attorney, UFCW 21, Teamsters 38 and UFCW 367

Grocery Store Bargain: It’s time to vote.

It’s time to vote.

After months of bargaining and workplace and community actions, we have a tentative agreement with Kroger and Safeway/Albertsons, pending a final step on the pension agreement between these employers. Your grocery store bargaining team fully recommends this agreement (pending the finalized pension deal), and members of your bargaining team will be at each vote location ready to talk to you about the tentative agreement, answer your questions, and help you get more involved in your union. RSVP to a vote today.

All active UFCW 21 grocery store members working in King, Snohomish, Kitsap, Mason, and Thurston Counties at big chains (Safeway, Albertsons, Fred Myers, and QFC) and independent stores can come by anytime during one of the vote meetings to get details on this tentative agreement, get questions answered, and vote. Vote times and an online RSVP are here.

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
Parking: Parking validation will be available for the 5th Ave Garage, located at 516 Harrison St, Seattle WA 98109. (Parking validation is not available for the Mercer St garage or other parking.)

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
Parking: Please park only on the RED or GREEN levels of the parking garage. Remember your stall number to register it for validation with the receptionist of the Kitsap Conference Center.

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

Grocery Store Bargaining Update: Exciting News This Morning

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We have exciting news. After more than six months of negotiations, hundreds of actions leafleting and picketing in front of our stores, wearing solidarity buttons, handing out 25,000 Better Jobs-Better Communities union grocery store bags to our customers, and joining together with other UFCWs up and down the West Coast, we are pleased to announce that we have reached a Tentative Agreement with the employers, pending one last step. This final critical step will be for Kroger and Safeway/Albertsons to work out the remaining details to the long-term pension agreement.

This Tentative Agreement is fully recommended by the Grocery Store Bargaining team, pending Kroger and Safeway/Albertsons finalizing the pension deal.

Details for the Tentative Agreement will be available for all active UFCW 21 grocery store members working in King, Snohomish, Kitsap, Mason, and Thurston Counties at the big chains (Safeway, Albertsons, Fred Meyer and QFC) and independent stores. The upcoming vote meetings will be taking place in early November (see below for voting dates, times and locations). Members have been signing up to attend these meetings over the past couple weeks. Members can drop by anytime during one of the vote meeting times to learn details, get questions answered and vote.

Vote meeting times, dates and locations are listed below: 

  • Friday, November 1, 2019 — BELLEVUE8AM-12PM & 4-8PM
    Meydenbauer Center / 11100 NE 6th St, Bellevue, WA 98004

  • Sunday, November 3, 2019 — SEATAC8AM-12PM & 4-8PM
    Doubletree Seatac / 18740 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98188

  • Monday, November 4, 2019 — SEATTLE8AM-12PM & 4-8PM
    Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center / 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109

  • Tuesday, November 5, 2019 — LYNNWOOD8AM-12PM & 4-8PM
    Lynnwood Convention Center / 3711 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036

  • Wednesday, November 6, 2019 — BREMERTON8AM-12PM & 4-8PM
    Kitsap Convention Center / 100 Washington Ave, Bremerton, WA 98337

  • Wednesday, November 6, 2019 — OLYMPIA8AM-12PM & 4-8PM
    The Olympia Center / 222 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501

     

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 Gonzalez, Deputy Trustee, UFCW 367
Jim McGuinness, Attorney, UFCW 21, Teamsters 38 and UFCW 367

Grocery Store Bargaining Update: Time Is Running Out for the Employers

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“After more than 6 months of bargaining, we deserve a full, fair contract that respects our work. Making progress on the pension is important, but with takeaways still on the table, the employers are running out of time to offer us an agreement worth ratifying. Please RSVP to your vote meetings today.” - Union Member Bargaining Team

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During the last two bargaining days, we were able to reach an outline of an agreement with Albertsons/Safeway on a pension solution. We already have an agreement with Kroger for our pension. Your bargaining team is working hard to ensure we get a deal that secures our pension into the future and allows us to move forward with negotiations and address health care and wage proposals. (For more on the pension solution, see the Pension Primer.) We were also able to win a tentative agreement last week for our Health and Welfare plan. 

While advances on health and pension plans are very encouraging, Kroger and Albertsons/Safeway still have real cuts on the table in other areas. They need to withdraw those takeaways and get us a fair contract before we vote to authorize a strike. Votes are scheduled now, but whether these are strike authorization votes or ratification votes depends on what happens at the bargaining table. Either way, it’s time to come together and make our voices heard: Find vote locations and RSVP to your vote here 

Current takeaways on the table: 

  • Eliminating holiday pay, including premium pay on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

  • Eliminating the guarantee of 10 cents above minimum wage.

  • Eliminating our across-the-board guarantee of raises.

  • Eliminating our raises between steps on the pay scale (wage escalators).

If the employers can come to the table with a contract that offers fair pay for hard work, finalize the securing of our pension, and withdraws their takeaways, there’s still time to get a Tentative Agreement before we vote. But time is running out.  Next bargaining dates: October 24 & 25 


WHAT YOU CAN DO: 

1.       RSVP to your vote meeting now 

2.       Attend a Contract Action Team meeting this week.

3.       Wear your button (ask your Steward or Union Rep if you need more). 

4.       Talk to your Steward or Union Rep about becoming a picket captain. 


Stay in touch: 

Download the UFCW 21 App 

Update your contact information 

Find past bargaining updates 

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 Gonzalez, Deputy Trustee, UFCW 367
Jim McGuinness, Attorney, UFCW 21, Teamsters 38 and UFCW 367

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

Grocery Store Bargaining Team

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.

Providence Update - Strike Authorization Vote

UNITED ACTION – STRIKE AUTHORIZATION VOTE

**ALL VOTE TIMES EXTENDED TO 9PM**

Drop in anytime during the listed times. Members must be in good standing to vote.

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center – Spokane

October 24, 2019

UFCW 21 Office: 2805 N Market St. Spokane, WA 99207

Meeting Times: 6AM-9AM; 11AM-4PM and 5PM-9PM


Providence Holy Family – Spokane

October 25, 2019

UFCW 21 Office: 2805 N Market St. Spokane, WA 99207

Meeting Times: 6AM-9AM; 11AM-4PM and 5PM-9PM

 

Providence St. Mary’s – Walla Walla

October 25, 2019

Holiday Inn: 1433 W Pine St., Walla Walla, WA 99362

Meeting Times:11AM-4PM and 5PM-9PM

 

Providence Centralia Hospital RN – Centralia

October 29, 2019

Peppermill Inn Meeting room:1233 Alder St. Centralia, WA 98531

Meeting Times: 6AM-9AM; 11AM-4PM and 5PM-9PM

  

Providence Regional Medical Center – Everett 

October 29, 2019

Snohomish County Labor Council – Warren Rush Room:

2810 Lombard Ave Everett, WA 98201

Meeting Times: 6AM-9AM; 11AM-4PM and 5PM-9PM

 

Providence St. Peter’s Hospital – Olympia

October 30, 2019

Doubletree – Olympia room:

415 Capital Way N Olympia, WA 98501

Meeting Times: 6AM-9AM; 11AM-4PM and 5PM-9PM

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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

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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