Central Puget Sound-area members of the UFCW have rejected a recent proposal by employers and have voted by a wide majority to authorize a strike.
The union, which represents workers at large grocery chains in the Pacific Northwest, agreed by 94-percent majority to authorize leadership to call a strike.
No strike has been announced.
“Difficult negotiations between workers and these big chains have been dragging on since they began nine months ago,” the union said in a release today. The release named Safeway, Albertsons, QFC and Fred Meyer as targets of the member’s disapproval.
Never miss a local story.
“Now that the workers have spoken and rejected the current offer, clearly the employers will have to improve the contract proposal when negotiations resume,” the release said.
A resumption of negotiations was not announced.