The Grocery Industry has never been more challenged than this coronavirus pandemic outbreak. UFCW 555 members are meeting the challenge, however with massive sales increases they cannot do it alone.  With many unionized industries shutting down and laying off members and Safeway and Albertsons in our region currently in need of "temporary workers" this may be an opportunity for a win-win.  They’re looking for a couple thousand people.

If a union is interested in helping supply workers at Albertsons or Safeway, please provide a point of contact from the Local Union with contact information (phone and email) as well as the general skills of the member that’s interested. IE: Bartender, Cook, non-food retail etc.  The spread sheets are attached.  You can return the spreadsheet to Bob Tackett at [email protected].

These positions are in every corner of Oregon and Southwest Washington.

In Solidarity,


  • Bob Tackett
  • Executive Secretary-Treasurer
  • NW Oregon Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • 9955 SE Washington St. #305
  • Portland, OR 97216
  • 503-235-9444 (office) 503-936-8625 (cell)
  • 503-233-8259 (fax)