SDDC Uncategorized Strike Information

Strike Information

Strike Information

LGBT Democrats support union grocery workers

The San Diego Democratic Club, which advocates for LGBT equality, is asking community members to honor the picket lines of striking union grocery workers at Ralphs, Albertsons, and Vons supermarket chains.

“It is important that the LGBT community support the labor community during this strike,” said Jess Durfee, SDDC president. “Unions have negotiated non-discrimination policies and domestic partner benefits for their LGBT members, and labor has been a key supporter of pro-LGBT legislation.”

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 135 represents 10,000 local supermarket employees. The companies are proposing deep cuts in the workers’ pay, holidays, vacations, shift premiums, and health and retirement benefits on the premise that they will otherwise be unable to compete with anti-union Wal-Mart supercenters. However, no such supercenters have opened in California yet, and in other states where they are open, union stores have continued to operate profitably.

“The best way to support our union allies during their strike is to not spend our money at these supermarkets until they agree to a fair labor contract,” Durfee said. “Finding an alternative grocery store during the strike may take a few extra minutes, but those are minutes well-spent in strengthening our communities.”

Alternative grocery stores

All Food 4 Less

All Stater Bros. Stores

All Rite Aids

Keil Market 3015 Clairemont Dr., San Diego, CA 92117

Keil Market 7403 Jackson Dr., San Diego, CA 92119

Sav-on 555 Broadway Suite #1054, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Sav-on 3151 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104

Sav-on 3331 Rosecrans Blvd., San Diego, CA 92110

Sav-on 1656 Garnett Ave., San Diego, CA 92109

Sav-on 7393 Jackson Dr., San Diego, CA 92119

Sav-on 683 Loma Santa Fe Dr., Solana Beach, CA 92075

Sav-on 318 W. El Norte Pkwy., Escondido, CA 92026

Stater Super RX 2470 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92054

Stater Super RX 1048 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024

Stater Super RX 13589 Poway Rd., Poway, CA 92064

Super Saver 1301 E. Vista Way, Vista, CA 92084

Super Saver/Neighbor Mkt. 350 W. San Ysidro Blvd., San Ysidro, CA 92173

Costco 4605 Morena Blvd., San Diego, CA

Costco 650 Gateway Center Dr., San Diego, CA

Costco 12350 Carmel Mt. Rd., San Diego, CA

Costco 725 Center Dr., San Marcos, CA

Costco 951 Palomar Airport Rd., Carlsbad, CA

Costco 101 Town Center Pkwy., Santee, CA

Costco 1144 Broadway, Chula Vista, CA

Costco 895 East “H” St., Chula Vista, CA

Costco 1755 Hacienda Dr., Vista, CA