Grocery Store Workers http://www.kplu.org en Local Grocery Workers Approve Tentative Deal with Employers http://www.kplu.org/post/local-grocery-workers-approve-tentative-deal-employers <p>Some 21,000 local grocery workers have overwhelmingly approved a tentative deal with their employers.</p><p>“They tried to turn us into Walmart, and they did not succeed," said Dave Schmitz, president of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 21.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:18:28 +0000 Ashley Gross 10754 at http://www.kplu.org Local Grocery Workers Approve Tentative Deal with Employers Grocery Workers Reach Tentative Deal with Employers, Avert Strike http://www.kplu.org/post/grocery-workers-reach-tentative-deal-employers-avert-strike <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Spokesmen for both sides in contract negotiations that brought 21,000 Puget Sound-area grocery workers to the brink of a strike say a tentative agreement has been reached. That prevents a threatened walkout at four major grocery chains.</p><p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 00:34:33 +0000 The Associated Press 10588 at http://www.kplu.org Grocery Workers Reach Tentative Deal with Employers, Avert Strike Grocery Workers Give 72-Hour Strike Notice http://www.kplu.org/post/grocery-workers-give-72-hour-strike-notice <p>About 21,000 grocery workers at QFC, Fred Meyer, Safeway, and Albertsons in the Puget Sound region have given notice that they plan to go on strike in 72 hours.&nbsp;</p><p>That shows the two sides failed to reach agreement on a new contract, in spite of renewed negotiations this past week. Union officials have said the companies want to restrict health insurance to employees who work 30 hours a week or more, in addition to essentially freezing wages.&nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 19 Oct 2013 03:17:25 +0000 Ashley Gross 10558 at http://www.kplu.org Grocery Workers Give 72-Hour Strike Notice Local Grocery Store Workers Vote to Authorize Strike http://www.kplu.org/post/local-grocery-store-workers-vote-authorize-strike <p>With 98 percent of the votes, grocery store workers in the Puget Sound area authorized a strike on Thursday.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The union members said they&#39;re upset in part over cuts to health care in the latest offer from their employers. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The workers added that a strike isn&rsquo;t imminent; they hope to return to the bargaining table and reach an agreement that addresses their concerns.</span></p><p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 17:21:57 +0000 Ashley Gross & Martha Kang 10149 at http://www.kplu.org Local Grocery Store Workers Vote to Authorize Strike Seattle-Area Grocery Workers Stage Informational Pickets http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-area-grocery-workers-stage-informational-pickets <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Grocery store workers in the Puget Sound region are stepping up pressure on their employers as they try to reach a contract deal. They’re staging informational pickets everywhere from </span>Bremerton<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to Seattle, to </span>Lynnwood<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> this afternoon to get their message out to customers.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 23:04:14 +0000 Ashley Gross 9805 at http://www.kplu.org Grocery workers voting on contract offer, approval likely http://www.kplu.org/post/grocery-workers-voting-contract-offer-approval-likely <p><a href="http://www.ufcw21.org/connect/grocery-workers">Unionized grocery store workers</a> are voting this week on a tentative agreement with their employers at the region's four big chains.&nbsp; Ratification of a new three-year contract looks likely.</p><p>About twenty five thousand grocery workers in King, Snohomish, Kitsap and North Mason counties are covered in the contract.&nbsp; Most work for QFC, Fred Meyer, Albertsons and Safeway stores. Thu, 02 Dec 2010 23:23:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 273 at http://www.kplu.org Grocery workers voting on contract offer, approval likely Tentative deal reached in grocery chain talks http://www.kplu.org/post/tentative-deal-reached-grocery-chain-talks <P>&nbsp;Grocery workers and their employers have reached a tentative agreement after lengthy contract talks over the weekend.&nbsp; This means shoppers no longer have to worry about a pre-Thanksgiving strike at the four big chains: QFC, Fred Meyer, Safeway and Albertsons. Mon, 22 Nov 2010 13:37:45 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 190 at http://www.kplu.org Tentative deal reached in grocery chain talks