El Sindicato de Trabajadores de Comercio y Alimentos (UFCW) hará una votación el 19 o 20 de este mes, para decidir si sus 62 mil miembros en el Sur de California se van a la huelga en contra de los supermercados Ralphs, Albertson's y Vons.
Con un contrato colectivo que expiró hace cinco meses y con las negociaciones estancadas, los representantes sindicales han decido iniciar esta semana una serie de protestas frente a los supermercados para insistir a la corporación de supermercados que ratifiquen las cláusulas del contrato anterior que les garantice un sueldo justo y cuidado médico.
SHERMAN OAKS- Hundreds of grocery workers rallied at three Ralph's supermarkets today to call attention to stalled contract negotiations.
Roughly 62,000 grocery workers in Southern California are ready to vote on giving their unions the go-ahead for a strike if Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons supermarkets do not put an acceptable contract offer on the table by next week, a union spokesman says.
Van Nuys - As hundreds of grocery workers and their supporters rallied today to push for a new contract, the three major grocery chains released details of their latest health care proposal, which they claim would hold the line on costs but require employees to pay $9 a week for single coverage.
With talks stalled, union members are going public Wednesday with demonstrations at three Ralphs supermarkets in Los Angeles.
"Ralphs wants welfare, we want health care!" That was the shouted battle cry from a crowd of about 100 people in support of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union as they marched in front of the Ralphs Market at 14444 Burbank Blvd. in Sherman Oaks on Wednesday morning.
It was the first public demonstration by the grocery workers union and their supporters since the union contract with Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons expired six months ago.
LOS ANGELES - Hundreds of delegates to the NAACP's 102nd convention marched July 27 through the streets downtown in support of the United Food and Commercial Workers union, which is in negotiations with Vons, Ralph's and Albertson's supermarket companies.
San Francisco— Laws passed by California cities to protect labor when businesses change hands received a boost Monday from the California Supreme Court, which revived a Los Angeles ordinance aimed at protecting grocery workers.
Negotiators for the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) continue to butt heads with Southern California grocery store owners in their attempt to reach agreement on a 3-year contract. They’ve been hard at it for several months now, with their current labor agreement having expired last March.
Fullerton - Hundreds of grocery workers took to the streets today, rallying outside the corporate headquarters of Vons in Arcadia and Albertsons in Fullerton to push for a new contract.
The workers' contract with the Vons, Albertsons and Ralphs expired March 6, but they have continued to work under the terms of the previous pact. Members of the union representing grocery workers -- United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770 -- voted in April to authorize a strike if a deal isn't reached.
LOS ANGELES - Hundreds of labor and community activists rallied here June 13 in front of the Vons supermarket on the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Hillhurst Avenue, to show solidarity with grocery workers in their fight for a fair contract.
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Dozens of grocery store workers marched from a Vons in Hollywood to an Albertson’s in Los Feliz to demand a fair and timely union contract while avoiding major health care increases.
WASHINGTON — The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union is asking members around the country to send a form letter to union members in Southern California expressing support while their contracts are being renegotiated.
Holding signs that said, "L.A. isn't Wisconsin," representatives of 62,000 unionized grocery store workers said that they could be close to going out on strike against Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons supermarkets.
Healthcare benefits are the sticking point in contract talks between the parent companies of Ralphs, Vons and Albertson’s supermarkets and their union employees in the Southland as the United Food and Commercial Workers Union prepares for a strike.