UFCW 555 & Kaiser get their own TAs, GTFF declares impasse
Higher ed workers get deal at bargaining table
SEIU 503’s higher education bargaining team was able to win concessions from management and get a tentative contract early Saturday morning. This was after being prepared to strike Monday. Included in the agreement is a 3% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) retroactive to July 1, 2.1% COLA in 2020, and regular steps in the two years of the contract.
UFCW 555 lands tentative agreement
UFCW 55 also reached a tentative agreement in their negotiations with major grocers. This contract covers workers a Fred Meyer, QFC, Albertsons, and Safeway in Oregon and Southwest Washington. The union says their boycott campaign at Fred Meyer was highly helpful in helping them win a new contract. Details of the tentative agreement will be released after members vote on it.
GTFF declares impasse
GTFF declared impasse in bargaining with University of Oregon management on Thursday. The U of O still wants to make cuts to graduate employees’ healthcare and are offering them wages below inflation after nearly 11 months of bargaining. This puts the GTFF on track for a possible strike in early November. You can show support for the union by signing this community petition.
Kaiser Permanente wins tentative agreement
Kaiser Permanente came to an agreement with management early Wednesday morning. 80,000 workers across the country were set to strike next month. In Oregon the contract means 3% wage increases each year over the four year lifespan of the contract.
The week ahead
Wednesday, 7 PM—IWW film showing: Salt of the Earth @McNeil Riley House