United Food and Commercial Workers

WA treasurer joins call for FTC to oppose supermarket merger

BY: - August 24, 2023

Washington state Treasurer Mike Pellicciotti and six other state treasurers are urging federal regulators to oppose a merger of the nation’s two largest grocery store chains. The seven state officials sent a letter Wednesday to the Federal Trade Commission warning of  “significant adverse effects” if Kroger, the nation’s largest supermarket chain, is allowed to acquire […]

Vote by Fred Meyer workers to organize marks big win for Washington union

BY: - July 14, 2023

The last non-union Fred Meyer employees within a six-county area of western Washington voted to organize by an overwhelming margin, 39-12, on Thursday.  “Walking into that store [right now] is like walking into a wall of union support,” said Colton Rose, a union organizer, ahead of the vote in a text message. “I’d hate to […]

Upcoming Fred Meyer union vote marks culmination of recent organizing push

BY: - July 11, 2023

The merchandise department at a Fred Meyer store in Lacey is the last non-union holdout among the major retail chain’s stores in a six-county swath of western Washington — but that may change after workers there hold a union election on Thursday.  If the effort succeeds, employees in the store’s general merchandise wing will join […]