UFCW 770 members spoke with Senator Bernie Sanders about the devastating Kroger-Albertsons merger and just how bad it would be for workers, consumers and food suppliers. He listened to our concerns an voiced his support for workers in opposing the merger. We were joined by fellow union members and leaders from UFCW Local 5, UFCW Local 7R, UFCW 324, UFCW Local 400, and UFCW 3000.

“We had the opportunity to meet with Senator Bernie Sanders. He listened to our stories and expressed his concern for us; he assured us that he will do everything possible to help us. He is on our side and that was an amazing thing to hear,” said Lulu Berg who was part of the delegation of four members representing UFCW 770. 

Lulu Berg works at a Camarillo Vons store and she joined fellow grocery store employees working at Kroger and Albertsons-owned supermarkets and who are members of other UFCW local unions from twelve states and the District of Columbia. 

Lulu spoke at a press conference that the workers held on the Capitol Hill. She talked about the struggle she experienced when her store underwent a merger in 2015. “If approved, this is going to be a bigger merger and I’ll hate to see families going through that again. That’s why grocery store workers need to get together and fight to stop this merger.”