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Media Advisory: Picket Captains to Meet as UFCW 8 Prepares for Raley's Strike


UFCW 8-Golden State:


  Raley's grocery workers affiliated with UFCW 8-Golden State in Northern and Central California.


Union members will be available for interviews and photo opportunities as they assemble picket signs for a possible labor dispute against Raley's supermarkets.



Sacramento Central Labor Council
2840 El Centro Road, #111
Sacramento, CA 95833

Monday, October 29, 10 am and 7 pm



UFCW 8 Office
2007 Yosemite Blvd.
Modesto, CA 95354
Monday, October 29, 7 pm


Stockton Hilton
2323 Grand Canal Blvd.
Stockton, CA
Tuesday, October 30, 10 am


Raley's announced on Friday, Oct. 26, its intention to impose unacceptable concessions on its Union workers beginning Nov. 1.

UFCW 8-Golden State and UFCW Local 5 have been negotiating with the company for more than a year in hopes of negotiating a collective bargaining agreement addressing the legitimate needs of the company and the workers. "Unfortunately, Raley's irrational and erratic negotiating tactics — under the direction of an outsider who appears to be more interested in undermining the Union than reaching a fair and equitable contract — threaten to take the company off a cliff," said UFCW 8-Golden State President Jacques Loveall.

The Union already has received authorization by the membership for a strike as well as strike sanctions from the UFCW International Union and other appropriate labor organizations.

UFCW 8 will be mobilizing over the coming days to prepare for its response to this latest careless provocation. Meanwhile, the Union is prepared to begin a dialogue at any time to reach a settlement worthy of recommendation to the membership.

UFCW 8-Golden State
Jacques Loveall, President

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