Rally to Support Grocery Workers on Friday, July 15

by on July 14, 2011 · 4 comments

in Labor, Organizing, San Diego

While negotiations with Ralphs, Vons, and Albertsons continue and the United Food and Commercial Workers union keeps fighting to protect their members’ health benefits, grocery workers need our support. In the spirit of solidarity, please join us as we stand united with the grocery workers on Friday at noon.

 Solidarity Rally

 12 p.m. on Friday, July 15, 2011

 at

 VONS (off Aero Dr.)

3550 Murphy Canyon Rd., San Diego 92123

 For questions or to RSVP, please contact Elizabeth at enewman@unionyes.org or (619) 228-8101.

Until the workers go on strike, you should continue to shop at your neighborhood Vons, Ralphs, or Albertsons; however, in the event of a strike, please do not cross the picket lines. Click here  to view the union grocery alternatives in your area.

Whether you can or cannot attend the rally on Friday, please continue to suppport the grocery workers in their struggle for a fair contract. Here’s a way you can help : Each time you shop at one of these stores ask to speak to the manager after you have paid for your groceries, then show them your receipt and let them know that if there is a strike, they will lose that sale.

We hope to see you on Friday!

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avatar tj July 16, 2011 at 8:10 am

People are shortsighted, self-centered, & envy the greedy – unbelievable when you think of it.

btw – hope you showed up in your – Made in USA, by Union labor – vehicle.

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avatar doug July 16, 2011 at 6:16 pm

i guess no one remembers 2007…..go on strike for mickie and loose your house…..sounds fair

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avatar OB Joe July 16, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Doug – huh? You haven’t given us enough info or enough for even a sentence.

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avatar doug July 17, 2011 at 7:16 am

ok ob joe i’ll expand,in 2007 all the major food chains except stater bros. went on strike.during this time sd county was burning due to a major wild fire.the strike lasted approx. 4-5 months.the stikers were getting about a $125 aweek strike pay.mickie kasperian the union pres. was still during the strike getting his $186,000 a year salery.in fact while these strikers were moving closer to loosing there houses,cars,ect. mickie bought his wife a new escalade(cadillac)for x-mas. most of those strikers ended up find a new job,moved on,lost their houses,cars ect.so the next question ob joe do you get it-go on strike loose your house,your job,while your union pres. draws his full salery,sounds very fair to me.

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