UFCW 21 and sister unions, held informational pickets at 12 different grocery stores around the Puget Sound area. Contract negotiations, which started in March, have stalled with Albertson’s, Fred Meyer, QFC and Safeway.
During the busy lunch hour, Ivan Cuevas, Sharon Maeda, James To and many other allies joined grocery workers at the QFC on Broadway at Pike in Seattle. Leaflets explained to customers and passers by that the grocery corporate management is offering nothing, and are trying to take away paid sick leave. Seattle is the only city in Washington that has mandatory paid sick leave, which went into effect last year.