LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Southern California grocery workers will vote on a new contract Friday. If it’s approved as expected, a crippling supermarket strike will be averted.

Voting begins at 8 a.m. and will continue until 7 p.m. Store employees will decide whether to accept a deal their union leaders negotiated with Ralphs, Albertsons and Vons.

Union officials have urged their rank and file members to ratify the plan, which they say addresses workers’ concerns about funding for their health plans.

The Southland’s three largest grocery chains say the agreement would allow them to remain competitive.

Comments (7)
  1. c cope says:

    be sure to read your insurance policy. Retail Clerks trust fund has a drs version and a patients version. as long as the patien does not read the policy, retail clerks can do anything they want. I had to get a lawyer to get my benefits.

    1. J. caw says:

      How is that union medical working for ya? pay and pay and NO HELP AT ALL

    2. Styker 21 says:

      Another worthless group of non hackers hiding behind a Union, just like the teachers. I hope they strike, then they can send their bills to the Union because they tell these people “whats good for them”.

  2. Dufus says:


    Please walk off your jobs willing.
    I need a job and can’t start working until you freely leave your job (did not get laid off).

  3. ginny says:

    Such drama…averted a ‘crippling’ strike. Seems to me the only ones that it would have been crippled was the union workers (by choice) and the 3 specific market chains. Most shoppers didn’t appear to see this as cripppling their ability to still shop.

  4. DH says:

    Whether they strike or not, I’ve stopped shopping at these stores. Its not like they are the only markets in town.

  5. Ron says:

    If they settle, MY bet is that the UNION has a NON-DISCLOSURE clause, so that the public won’t see how INEPT the UNION REALLY IS. The public’s ANGER forced the UNION to settle.

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