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July 7, 2017

UFCW Local 555 Statement on the passage of Senate Bill 828 (Fair Work Week)

Tigard, Oregon — Dan Clay, President of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Union, Local 555, issued the following statement regarding the  on the passage of Senate Bill 828 (Fair Work Week):

“All of us deserve more than a couple days’ notice of our work schedule. How else can you plan childcare? Go to school? Schedule medical appointments? Hold down a second job? Without at least some notice of upcoming schedules, workers can’t live their lives or adequately plan for their families. Oregon’s Fair Work Week bill is a commonsense solution to an everyday problem facing workers in every town, city, and state across America.”

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United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 555 represents over 24,000 workers in Oregon and Southwestern Washington.  Our membership is comprised of workers in retail, manufacturing, health care, and many other industries. We are a diverse group of workers that have grown into being the largest private sector labor union in Oregon.  Local 555 has a rich history dating back to 1936.  Our local is chartered by the UFCW International Union, joining us with over 1.3 million workers across the United States and Canada.

Learn more about UFCW Local 555 at www.ufcw555.org