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

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UFCW 8-Golden State:

WHO:

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

WHAT:

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

WHERE & WHEN:

Sacramento

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

Monday, October 29, 10 am and 7 pm

 

Modesto

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

Stockton

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

BACKGROUND:

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
818-416-9400
jsloveall@ufcw8.org
www.ufcw8.org

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