Three months after contract expiration, the company finally presented its economic package on June 2, rejecting all of the Union’s proposals. This package disregards the needs of our members, ignores the growing cost of living in Southern California and does not give employees any credit for the Companies’ record profits.
The Companies’ wage offer is insulting and their benefit proposal would drastically increase employee health care costs and decimate our pension plan.
As a result, all local unions are scheduling strike votes for June 20, 2016 and communication to customers in front of the stores will increase next week.
Please watch your mail for your strike vote notice and talk to your steward or Union Representative about how you can help spread the message to the customers and community.
Its time to stand strong because like everyone else who works for a living, we should have jobs that make ends meet.