June 16, 2008
UFCW Local 555 Holds a Community Rally in Support of Workers at the Dalles Fred Meyer As They Seek Their First Contract
UFCW Local 555 will be holding a community rally at The Dalles Fred Meyer on Tuesday, June 17, 2008. The Non-Food employees at The Dalles Fred Meyer have been seeking their first contract since November 2007, when they overwhelmingly voted to be represented by UFCW Local 555. UFCW Local 555 represents about 20,000 workers in Oregon and Southwest Washington.
As of today Fred Meyer has been unwilling to settle a fair contract for these employees. The company has failed to address the concerns of the employees and continues to not address issues such as; seniority and full-time employment, quality and affordable health care, and providing a pension plan that would ensure stable and safe money for retirement.
Because of the lack of respect Fred Meyer is showing to the Non-Food employees at the Dalles Fred Meyer, workers and community members will be getting together to bring attention to this issue. For more information on this event or to schedule an interview, please contact Ric Ball, Director of Collective Bargaining, UFCW Local 555.