Shop On: Union Leaders Say No Grocery Worker Strike This Week
It's back to the bargaining table for union leaders and representatives from the three major local grocery store chains, and there will be no strike this week.Over the weekend, a vote by unionized grocery workers yielded a 90% return in favor of authorizing a strike.
At issue is the monthly cost of health care paid by the employees. The stores say what they are asking is more than fair, however the union believes health care on the current proposed plan is too pricey per month for the workers.
A strike in 2003 reportedly cost the major grocery chains $1 billion in profits, as well as a number of customers, who did not return to the stores after seeking alternatives for their shopping needs.