Grocery Workers Contract http://kplu.org en Local Grocery Workers Approve Tentative Deal with Employers http://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://kplu.org Local Grocery Workers Approve Tentative Deal with Employers Local Grocery Store Workers Vote to Authorize Strike http://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://kplu.org Local Grocery Store Workers Vote to Authorize Strike Grocery workers approve new 3-year contract http://kplu.org/post/grocery-workers-approve-new-3-year-contract <P><A href="http://www.ufcw21.org/connect/grocery-workers">Unionized grocery workers</A> in the region say they're glad they didn't have to go on strike.&nbsp; But they say the threat of a massive walk out was what helped them get a new contract they could accept.&nbsp; Votes tallied over the weekend show a resounding 95% approval.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mon, 06 Dec 2010 06:07:01 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 284 at http://kplu.org Grocery workers approve new 3-year contract Grocery Workers' Contract Talks Resume http://kplu.org/post/grocery-workers-contract-talks-resume <p>With just a week to go before Thanksgiving, there's new hope in the grocery workers contract dispute.&nbsp; Negotiators are back at the table today&nbsp; after a resounding majority of <a href="http://www.ufcw21.org/node/1696">union members threatened to go on strike</a>.</p><p> Thu, 18 Nov 2010 19:22:20 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 174 at http://kplu.org Grocery Workers' Contract Talks Resume