Update from grocery workers’ union: No deal yet, 30 hours to go

The spokesperson for the unions that have given strike notice to QFC, Safeway, Albertsons, and Fred Meyer says no deal yet. That’s from a media-advisory e-mail sent by Tom Geiger, who says about 30 hours remain in the 72-hour notice given to the chains on Friday night; he also says workers plan a rally at 7 tonight by the “countdown clock” set up at Westlake Park downtown. A strike would NOT affect Metropolitan Market, Thriftway, or PCC (WSB sponsors), though they are unionized; they have separate contracts with their workers.

13 Replies to "Update from grocery workers' union: No deal yet, 30 hours to go"

  • ohwell October 20, 2013 (5:05 pm)

    It’s not a grocery store but for the necessities milk, bread…there’s always Target.

  • onion October 20, 2013 (5:15 pm)

    And there is Trader Joe’s.

  • VanillaGorilla October 20, 2013 (5:27 pm)

    Sars,Grocery Outlet,Target,Pcc,Thriftway,Whole Foods,Trader Joes,Costco,SouthPark Grocery,
    Or perhaps go out to eat and support some of your local restaurants!!
    its not easy going out on strike in todays economy but support the workers and in return theyll perhaps spend some of there newly aquired wealth locally!!

  • Wes Cider October 20, 2013 (6:01 pm)

    Uwajimaya in the Internation District.

  • Sue October 20, 2013 (6:53 pm)

    I’ve appreciated the heads-up on this. I just moved and am within walking distance of 2 of the potentially striking supermarkets. As I have no car anymore, it was helpful to be able to shop ahead of time.

  • JesseD October 20, 2013 (7:45 pm)

    Hung Long in White Center.

  • Gina October 20, 2013 (8:33 pm)

    Town & Country, Winslow.

  • Fred October 20, 2013 (8:56 pm)

    If only we had a Whole Foods in West Seattle.

  • Andi October 20, 2013 (9:12 pm)

    Don’t forget neighborhood Farmer’s markets and produce stands!

  • DarkHawke October 21, 2013 (4:38 am)

    Or you could just go to the Fred Meyer/QFC/Safeway/Albertson’s you normally go to. Unless they’re going to resort to SEIU-type thuggery, you shouldn’t encounter any problems from the picketers, assuming that they will even be at every store, let alone in large numbers.

  • sc October 21, 2013 (7:36 am)

    You can also pick up milk, bread and eggs at both Bartells’ in West Seattle. They also have a food aisle that has a wide variety of items.

  • sc October 21, 2013 (11:08 am)


    Just do all your shopping at Walmart and you will be happy!

  • Toni S. October 21, 2013 (11:34 am)

    Don’t forget Winco’s is another option.

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