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Deja Vu? 3 Major Grocery Chains Consider Striking

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SAN DIEGO (KNX1070) — It may be a case of deja vu as employees at three major California grocery store chains consider striking – a move that could happen in the next few weeks.

KNX 1070’s Tom Reopelle reports that 62,000 union employees at Vons, Ralphs and Albertsons from San Diego to San Luis Obispo may be headed for the picket line over health benefits.

“What they want our members to do is to not be able to afford health care so they will opt out and not have health benefits,” Mickey Kasparian with the United Food and Commercial Workers said.

Contract negotiations are continuing, but the two sides could not discuss specifics.

A similar strike back in 2003 lasted five months.

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