UFCW 21 - A Voice for Working America

Workers Join Together At 12 Informational Pickets

Workers were joined by family and community supporters at 12 simultaneous informational pickets on July 3rd. The actions took place throughout Puget Sound (from Lynden near the Canadian border to Tacoma, from Bremerton to North Bend and eight other locations in between – see a snap shot series below). The purpose of the events was to show we are standing together, and to connect with our customers to talk about the contract negotiations.

In addition to connecting with customers at the stores, the actions generated local news coverage from weekly newspapers to the big Seattle TV networks.

Actions Follow Another Day of Negotiations

The string of informational pickets followed another day of bargaining on July 2. Unfortunately, at the session, the big national grocery chains continued to stick to their proposals to eliminate health care coverage for anyone working less than 30 hours a week and to offer no real wage increases.

Contract extension in place through July 11.

July 3 Grocery Store Workers Informational Picket
Take me out to the ball game...

The Seattle Mariners are playing the Boston Red Sox on July 10 and it is Union Solidarity Night. Unions are getting discounted group tickets. UFCW 21, UFCW 367 and Teamsters 38 are getting a block of tickets and members are coming out early to leaflet fans about our current grocery store workers contract negotiations.

Come out and leaflet between 6:00pm – 7:00pm and then watch the game.
Contact your Rep. to reserve your place. Seating is limited so act now!
(We are reserving a spot for the first 100 repondents)



2013 Bargaining Team

Dave Schmitz
UFCW 21, President

Diane Zahn
UFCW 21, Secretary-Treasurer

Todd Crosby
UFCW 21, Executive VP

Faye Guenther
UFCW 21, Staff Director

Denise Jagielo
UFCW 367, President

Daniel Comeau
UFCW 367, Secretary-Treasurer

Steven Chandler
Teamsters 38, Principal Officer

Tammi Brady
Teamsters 38, Business Rep.

Diane Banker
Fred Meyer #BL, CCK

Kyong Barry
Albertsons #470, Front End

Tracie Champion
Safeway #1965, Checker

Beth Colleran
Albertsons #401, #414, #458, #476
Wine Steward

Barbara Copley
Fred Meyer, GM Clerk

Darcel Covey
Albertsons #465, Seafood

Ricke Egtvet
Safeway, Meat Cutter

David Failing
Fred Meyer #25, Apparel

Lindsay Garner
UFCW 367, Representative

Robin Hillistad
QFC #858, Bookkeeper

Rhonda Ivie
Safeway #1930, Self-Check Out

Eleanor Knight
Fred Meyer #658, CCK

Lanette Lucas-Hoback
Town & Country, Meat Wrapper

Michael May
QFC #831, Produce

Fred Naylor
Safeway #1467, Helper Clerk

Deleion Patterson
Safeway, Fuel Center

Ann Painter
QFC #850, Checker

Kate Pitell
Metropolitan Market #156, Checker

Barbara Rhodes
QFC #847, Deli

Susan Richardson
Cost Cutter #67, Checker

Jessica Roach
Fred Meyer #601, Grocery

Sharon Russell
Safeway, Floater/Meat Wrapper

Scott Shiflett
Safeway #3500, Meat Cutter

Jeffery Smith
Fred Meyer #688, Home

Fran Sosbee
Safeway #1252, Checker

Richard Waits
Haggen #69, Deli

Sue Wilmot
Safeway #1252, Front End

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