LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Unionized grocery workers across the Southland are voting on a controversial health care proposal, as well as whether to authorize a strike.
They already voted to authorize a strike in April, but a new contract is now being proposed by Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons.READ MORE: LAPD Officers Shoot Person Suspected In Reported Assault In Pico-Union
Workers voting Friday and Saturday have already been without a contract for nearly six months.READ MORE: Newsom: California Employees, Healthcare Workers Must Show Proof Of COVID-19 Vaccination Or Test Weekly
Healthcare has been the sticking point, as employees say they would need to spend nearly half of their salaries on medical expenses.MORE NEWS: Woman Killed, Man Injured In Huntington Beach Hit-And-Run; Suspect Arrested
The companies, however, say workers would only have to pay about $10 a week for individual coverage.