Grocery Workers Are Closer To Striking
After voting to authorize a strike, grocery store workers are getting closer and closer to actually going through with protesting their employers, including Ralph's, Von's and Alberton's, reports the Daily Breeze. The proposed strike came about in part because of foot-dragging on the part of the grocery stores; the workers contracts ran out in March and employees were put on a day-to-day contract. Also at issue is the amount that employees will contribute to health care costs.
By April, the employee's union -- United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770 -- called a vote to bail on negotiations in favor of picket lines. They voted in favor of it by over two-thirds, and now say that they're inching towards action.