Here is an important update from SBCAN's South County Co-President:
Right now 60,000 grocery workers at Ralphs and Vons/Albertsons from Mammoth to the Mexican Border are without a contract. The struggle is very real as workers fight for better wages, access to hours, protection of benefits, and community-supported stores.
Two months ago, workers voted to authorize negotiators to call a strike if necessary.
Our friends at United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770 say, “Thanks so much for your support on our grocery campaign! We're in the final stretch with final bargaining happening next week. We've been leafleting customers the past week letting them know of the impending strike, and how to stay informed. Over 1,000 members have participated so far.
“Since we're in the last few days, we really need the community's help to get us to the finish line. Tomorrow (August 28, 2019) we'll be in Goleta from 3-5pm with members.”
SBCAN encourages its members to join UFCW to keep the momentum going and let the members know that the broader community stands with them. Please come to Ralph's at 5170 Hollister Ave., Goleta, CA 93117 between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. tomorrow to show your support.
Thanks for your support.