LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of Southern California grocery workers are voting on whether to approve a health care proposal by major supermarket chains or to give union leaders power to call a strike.
KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz Reports
Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers resumed voting Saturday on a proposal by Vons, Ralphs and Albertsons stores. Voting began Friday.
They’ve been working without a contract for six months.
Health care costs have been the sticking point in negotiations. The new offer would charge workers about $36 a month for single or $92 a month for family coverage.
The stores say it’s a fair deal while union workers say it could eat up as much as half of their take-home pay.
A union spokesman says results could be in by midmorning Sunday.
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