Southern California grocery employees have voted to ratify a new contract with supermarket chains, bringing an end to months of conflict and averting a strike that could have crippled the industry and left shoppers scrambling.
Southern California shoppers should soon learn whether their grocery aisles will remain open as another wave of supermarket employees votes on whether to accept a deal to stave off a strike.
Southern California grocery workers will vote on a new contract Friday. If it’s approved as expected, a crippling supermarket strike will be averted.
A tentative agreement between grocery store owners and workers was reached Monday, possibly averting a Southland supermarket strike, according to the employees’ union.
Grocery stores will remain open Monday, but a strike threat still looms as stores and workers negotiate a contract.
A spokesperson for the Albertsons chain issued the following statement Sunday evening.
A union representing workers at three major grocery chains in Southern California is distributing picket signs as the clock ticks toward the end of a 3-day notice period required before calling a strike.
At least two Southern California supermarket chains are threatening to close some or all of their stores if union workers walk out this weekend.
Grocery workers upset with sluggish contract negotiations could strike as early as Sunday night.
Southern California grocery workers say they’re fed up with inaction in their eight-month contract negotiations and are moving closer to a strike.
Police in Santa Monica have arrested a man who allegedly stabbed his estranged wife while she was working at an Albertsons grocery store.
Southland grocery workers and union officials staged a rally Monday in another push for a new contract, stressing they do not want to go on strike.
Thousands of Southern California grocery workers have voted overwhelmingly to reject a health care proposal from major supermarket chains and authorize their union leaders to call a strike, a spokesman said Sunday.
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.
Unionized grocery workers across the Southland are voting on a controversial health care proposal, as well as whether to authorize a strike.