Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Media Advisory: After Strike Vote, Grocery Workers and Supporters Rally Downtown Before Final Negotiations

From the Labor Council:

More than 200 People Expected To Call On Supermarkets For Affordable Medical Coverage For 10,000 Grocery Employees

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 135, San Diego Labor Council, faith and community leaders and other supporters.

TODAY! Wednesday, August 24, 2011, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.

Ralphs (near Horton Plaza)101 G Street, San Diego, CA  92101

More than 62,000 grocery workers in Southern California – including 10,000  in San Diego County – voted overwhelmingly to strike against Vons, Albertsons and Ralphs over the weekend after the employers proposed changing workers' health insurance plan to be less affordable and result in less medical coverage for many working San Diegans. This demonstration will include hundreds of grocery workers and their supporters just days before the United Food and Commercial Workers (which represents the employees) and the supermarkets meet with a federal mediator in final negotiations in hopes of averting a walk-out.


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