SOURCE: UFCW International

April 13, 2007 15:19 ET

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

Unified Action Hitting Grocery Stores Across the Country

EUGENE, OR -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 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

    Ric Ball
    at 503.598.6334