SOURCE: UFCW International

April 14, 2007 10:39 ET

/ CORRECTION - UFCW International

EUGENE, OR -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 14, 2007 -- In the news release, "Eugene Supermarket Workers Joining Nationwide Call for Good Jobs and Affordable Health Care," issued Friday, April 13, 2007, by UFCW International, we are advised by the union that the time listed for the press briefing should read "3:00 pm" rather than "1:00 pm" as originally issued. Complete corrected text follows.


Eugene Supermarket Workers Joining Nationwide Call for Good Jobs and Affordable Health Care

Unified Action Hitting Grocery Stores Across the Country

EUGENE, OR -- April 13, 2007 -- Eugene area grocery workers are standing up to protect good jobs with affordable health care in our community. Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 555 will join with workers in eight cities across the country at store events, with a unified message to the supermarket giants. After holding briefings, workers will share their message with customers by handing out flyers.

Members of UFCW Local 555 are currently in contract negotiations with Supervalu-owned Albertsons. Supermarket chains nationwide, like Albertsons, are refusing to provide the affordable health care and living wages their employees deserve. Communities will end up paying the price, with taxpayers shouldering the burden of government paid health care.

Workers and community members alike will be making their voices heard at these press briefings. The press conferences are all part of a growing national unity bargaining movement among UFCW members working in the grocery industry and the communities they live and work in.

Who:    UFCW grocery workers, community members, and labor supporters

What:   Press Briefing

When:   April 16, 2007, 3:00 pm

Where:  Outside the Albertsons store
        1675 W 18th St
        Eugene, Oregon

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    Ric Ball
    503.598.6334