Grocery Workers Lead Delegations to 24 Stores Mass Rally in San Jose May 17

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Grocery workers and their community and political allies will be getting on buses and making delegations to management at 24 markets from Vacaville to Salinas.

Grocery workers and their community and political allies will be getting on buses and making delegations to management at 24 markets from Vacaville to Salinas. After taking a strike vote at Raley’s-Nob Hill, which passed overwhelmingly, grocery workers and their allies are taking their message in support of a good contract directly to the stores and in the case of Safeway, headquarters. The demand is simple: they want a contract that provides for good jobs and affordable health care for them and their families and retired members.

The press is welcome to ride along or meet delegations at any stop. Please contact Mike Henneberry at 510-719-7691 for a list of times and locations where the delegations will take place.

At the conclusion of the store visits the buses will converge at Plaza de Cesar Chavez park in downtown San Jose for a mass rally to emphasize that the time for a new grocery contract is now. The rally will be held jointly with AT&T workers and janitors.

What: Grocery worker delegations to 24 locations throughout Northern California and a mass rally at Plaza de Cesar Chavez at Fernando and South Market in downtown San Jose.

When: Delegations begin at 7 a.m. from Novato, Salinas and Vacaville and make 30 stops before converging in San Jose at for the 4 p.m. rally.

Who: Grocery workers from throughout Northern California employed by Lucky-Save Mart, Raley’s-Nob Hill and Safeway and retirees.

Press packets will be available en route, at the stores and at the rally.

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Julie Anderson
UFCW International
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