INTERNATIONAL TEAMSTERS UNION ANNOUNCES STRIKE SUPPORT FOR WAREHOUSE WORKERS AT FRED MEYER
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) has officially sanctioned strike benefits for 388 warehouse workers employed at the Fred Meyer distribution center in Puyallup and an additional 4,318 Teamsters who could become involved in connection with a potential work stoppage at the facility. Fred Meyer is a subsidiary of Kroger, Inc., a $100 billion company and the second-largest grocery retailer in the country.
“We fully support members of Local 117 fighting to maintain their jobs and healthcare benefits at Fred Meyer,” said Steve Vairma, Western Region International Vice President of the Teamsters and Director of the Teamsters Warehouse Division. “As the employer, Fred Meyer will not be allowed to dodge its responsibilities to preserve secure jobs and equitable benefits for our hardworking members who contribute to the company’s success every day.” — Read more.
TEAMSTER WAREHOUSE WORKERS, ALLIES TO LEAFLET FRED MEYER CUSTOMERS IN 4 STATES
Hundreds of Teamster warehouse workers will meet at 9 A.M. in Tacoma on Saturday to take part in a multi-state consumer action aimed at educating Fred Meyer customers in Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, and Washington about the company’s attempt to degrade workers’ health care plans and outsource good, family-wage jobs. — Read more.
BARGAINING BETWEEN THE TEAMSTERS AND FRED MEYER BREAKS OFF; FOOD DISTRIBUTION AT RISK
September 10, 2014
Contract negotiations involving more than 400 warehouse workers, represented by Teamsters Local 117, and Fred Meyer broke off last night. Key issues in bargaining are health care and Fred Meyer’s insistence on language that would allow the company to outsource the workers’ jobs to a third-party subcontractor. — Read more.
By Rick Hicks, President
Joint Council No. 28
When I first learned of the ill-conceived comments Wednesday made by the CEO of Boeing, Jim McNerney, I had to pause as I could not believe someone in his capacity could have made such demeaning comments about arguably the best work force in the Aerospace Industry yet alone his own employees. — Read more.
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