Key Update

Negotiations

September 26th, 2019

Parties Return to the Bargaining Table Sept. 26-27

We appreciate your patience during this process and all that you are doing to serve our customers. We know that negotiations can be stressful for you and your family. We have more talks with the union scheduled for Sept. 26-27. We will be doing everything we can to reach a fair and balanced agreement with the union in the coming days. We have the same goal: reach an agreement that is good for you - rewarding you for your hard work, while at the same time keeps Fred Meyer successful in Oregon and Southwest Washington – providing secure and stable jobs for everyone. As bargaining continues this week, we promise to keep you updated as we have information to share. Our recent offers ref...

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News & Negotiations Updates

Negotiations

September 28th, 2019

Fred Meyer Reaches Tentative Agreement with UFCW Local 555 for Oregon and Southwest Washington Area Contracts

Fred Meyer and the UFCW Local 555 have reached a tentative agreement for a new contract covering the company’s more than 10,000 associates working in 54 stores in Oregon and Southwest Washington. The union will share ...

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Negotiations

September 22nd, 2019

Upcoming Bargaining Dates and Union Activity

We appreciate your patience during the bargaining process and all that you are doing to serve our customers. We know that negotiations can be stressful for you and your family. We have more talks with UFCW Local 555 s...

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For the Record

September 11th, 2019

Get the Facts

At Fred Meyer, we know the value of a great reputation, as we have been building one for 97 years with the help of you and all our hard-working associates. We know you are the heart of the company. We are committed to...

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Negotiations

August 30th, 2019

Company Enhances Initial Wage Proposals; Union Cancels CCK Contract Extension

UFCW Local 555 gave the company a 10-day notice that it intends to cancel the CCK contract extension effective September 8, 2019. Fred Meyer must prepare for any potential disruption to our business, including a strik...

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News

August 29th, 2019

Fred Meyer Eagerly Returns to Labor Negotiations August 29

Portland – August 28, 2019 – Fred Meyer Stores, Inc. returns to the negotiations table August 29 to restart meaningful and thoughtful discussions with the unions. The company continues to pursue a balanced offer that ...

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Negotiations

August 13th, 2019

Next Bargaining Session Scheduled for Later in August

The company and UFCW Local 555 agreed to meet on August 29 to continue to bargain for your new contract. We will continue to bargain in good faith and want a balanced contract – one that rewards you with increases in ...

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Negotiations

July 29th, 2019

Open Letter to Fred Meyer Associates Covered Under the Local 555 Bargaining Unit

Dear Fred Meyer Associate: Thank you for your continued focus on your job and our customers through the negotiation process. Negotiations can be stressful for you and your families. We know your contract is important ...

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For the Record

July 18th, 2019

Get the Facts

The union continues to make statements to our associates, the media and our community that are inaccurate. They claim that Fred Meyer pays women less than men. This is not true; every associate in the same job type, w...

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News

July 3rd, 2019

Business as Usual – Strike Authorization Does Not Mean Strike

You should report to work according to your regular schedule. We understand UFCW Local 555 has received strike authorization from Portland-area bargaining unit members and are continuing to seek authorization from mem...

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Negotiations

May 17th, 2019

Parties Continue to Negotiate – Company Clarifies Comprehensive Offer

The company and UFCW Local 555 met May 15-16 to continue negotiations for your new contract. During our discussions, we further explained our Comprehensive Offer from December 2018. Our clarified Comprehensive Offer f...

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Negotiations

April 26th, 2019

Union Proposes Unrealistic and Non-Competitive Wage and Health Care Proposals

The company and UFCW Local 555 met yesterday to continue negotiations for your new contract. The union provided proposals on wages and health care that are unrealistic and noncompetitive for the Portland market. Some ...

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Negotiations

December 21st, 2018

Company Provides Comprehensive Offer

The company and UFCW Local 555 have made progress over the last few weeks and reached tentative agreements on many language issues. Yesterday, the company provided a comprehensive offer to UFCW Local 555. Our comprehe...

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Negotiations

December 3rd, 2018

Negotiations Update

The companies and Local 555 met again November 27-28, 2018 to bargain your new contract. We continue to make progress resolving the remaining language issues. The parties are scheduled to meet again December 18-19 whe...

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Negotiations

September 26th, 2018

Company and Union Exchange Proposals

Fred Meyer, Safeway/Albertsons and UFCW Local 555 met on September 18 and 19 to bargain your new contract. The parties exchanged proposals and had some discussion but have not come to an agreement. We know this proces...

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Negotiations

September 10th, 2018

Negotiations Continued on October 8-9

Fred Meyer, Safeway/Albertsons and Local 555 met on October 8-9 to bargain your new contract. We have made some progress but there is still much work to do. We know this process is taking a lot longer than anyone woul...

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Negotiations

August 8th, 2018

Bargaining Parties Meet to Continue Negotiations

The bargaining parties met again this week to discuss the terms of your new contract. Your current collective bargaining agreement was set to expire on August 4 but is currently under extension. You should continue to...

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Negotiations

July 12th, 2018

Bargaining Continues with UFCW Local 555

We continue to bargain in good faith with Local 555 to reach an agreement that is good for our associates and keeps the company competitive in the market. Your current contract expires on August 4, 2018 and is in effe...

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Negotiations

June 21st, 2018

Committed to a Good Agreement for You

Bargaining for your new multi-employer contract began on June 19. Your agreement includes Fred Meyer associates and employees from Safeway/Albertsons and a few other smaller retailers. Local 555 presented a 19-page pr...

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