SEATTLE — Union workers at QFC, Fred Meyer, Albertsons and Safeway stores in the Puget Sound area here reached a tentative agreement on a new contract late Saturday, union sources said. The agreement avoids a potential strike by two local unions of the United Food and Commercial Workers as well as a Teamsters group. The unions represent about 17,000 workers at the chains. Earlier this month the workers authorized leaders to call a strike if an agreement was not reached by Saturday.
REGISTER TO VIEW THIS ARTICLE - Register for a Free Account
Why Register for FREE?
Registering for content on Supermarket News will give you INSTANT access to invaluable articles and media content that industry professionals rely on. You will have access to our special reports, feature articles, and industry analysis. It’s FREE, easy and quick. What are you waiting for! In addition you will also receive complimentary access to the SN salary survey data tables.
Attention Paid Print Subscribers: While you have already been granted free access to SN we ask that you register now. We promise it will only take a few minutes! Or visit your profile and add your print magazine account number and zip code.