From the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 21 Facebook page:
We are very pleased to announce that today at 5 PM the union member bargaining team from UFCW 21 & 367 and Teamsters 38 reached a tentative agreement with the national grocery chains in contract negotiations. This tentative agreement has been unanimously recommended by the union member bargaining team. Details will not to be released until after union members themselves have had the opportunity to review the tentative agreement and vote on it. The times and locations of those vote meetings will be announced in the coming days after arrangements have been made to schedule the votes.
Of course it took the threat of an imminent strike (7 p.m. tonight!) to force an agreement. Ah well, human nature. In any case, good news for the grocery workers and their families. And good news for consumers who can now continue to shop guilt-free at unionized Safeway, QFC, Fred Meyer, Albertson's stores throughout the Puget Sound region.