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Grocery worker union ends Fred Meyer boycott

October 12, 2019

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A union representing grocery workers from across Oregon and southwest Washington has reached a contract agreement with local grocery stores after 16 months of negotiations.

The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 ratified the new 3-year labor contract on Friday with Fred Meyer, QFC, Albertsons and Safeway regional grocery stores. The agreement ends the union’s boycott of regional Fred Meyer stores, which began Sept. 22.

The new contract includes a 20-hour weekly guarantee, some wage increases, additions to health and welfare benefits and improved vacation requests.