Marion County Democratic Central Committee
Friends of retail workers,
Following fifteen+ months of tense labor negotiations in which Fred Meyer (through parent company Kroger) continually refused to respond to worker’s reasonable proposals to fix gross inequity in pay and committed unfair labor practices , United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 555 is calling on consumers to boycott, effective immediately, Fred Meyer departments in Oregon and SW Washington where employees are now working without a labor contract. Please see
As Jeff Anderson, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 555 states, “If Fred Meyer won’t listen to workers’ voices, perhaps they will listen to the sound of departments devoid of shoppers.” 
This call for a consumer boycott is our first economic action in response to unfair labor practices at Fred Meyer stores, as well as an effort to highlight Fred Meyer’s refusal to address livable wages for its workers, and its disinterest in closing the gender equity gap by more than a dime a year.
Until Fred Meyer’s parent company Kroger ceases its unfair practices against its unionized employees and reaches reasonable contract settlements with their Union, UFCW, Local 555 asks shoppers to actively demonstrate their support for fair negotiations, for livable wages, and gender equity in their communities by boycotting the Fred Meyer store departments at .
To quote President Dan Clay, “We call on our communities to make sure Kroger and Fred Meyer understand our Northwest values of decency, dignity, and respect by shopping elsewhere until our members are treated in accordance with those values.”
Next steps and further updates on the boycott to follow on September 28th, after completion of the next round of bargaining scheduled for September 26th and 27th.
UFCW 555
7095 SW Sandburg Street  | Tigard, Oregon 97223
(800) 452-8329 |
Last week, MCDCC members elected Lisa Herzog as chair of the Legislative Committee. Lisa currently serves as a legislative assistant in the Senate President's office.

Bill are being written already. Candidates are beginning to emerge. The next legislative session begins on Monday, February 3rd, it's a short session.

If you would like more information about the committee's work or to join the committee, please email Lisa.
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The Marion County Democratic Central Committee is dedicated to ensuring full inclusion in our programs and activities.

We are grateful to the donors that have made a number of seats available for activists that might not otherwise be able to attend this year’s Monroe Sweetland Dinner and Auction.

The Monroe Sweetland Dinner and Auction is the largest fundraiser of the year providing approximately 50% of our annual revenue. This revenue supports our space at 245 High St NE in Salem where candidates and campaigns reach out to voters; where we organize the MCDCC to grow Democrats in Marion County; where the state Democratic Party holds trainings and meetings to discuss platform issues and much more.

If you would like to be considered for one of the limited activist guest seats please complete the following information and submit to our fundraising team. BEFORE NOON SEPTEMBER 26 th.

Only individuals residing in Marion County are eligible.


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Thank you,
Evan Sorce, Chair
Marion County Democratic Central Committee
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