Strike Vote to be Taken by Supermarket Workers in San Diego

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June 11, 2016 (San Diego) San Diego supermarket workers, working for Kroger Corporation, based in Cincinnati Ohio. The company  owns Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons, and workers are to take a strike vote on June 20. The last time the union went into a long strike was in 2003 and 2004. The issues were similar back then. It is health care. It is retirement.

This is a company that reported earnings of $556 million dollars, just in the 4th quarter of 2015, with corporate growth that has been ongoing for 42 months. Last year’s total earnings totaled $2.04 billion.

We asked for a comment from one of the stores where the informational pickets are taking place, at Hillcrest, and we got no comment. Workers also had a signature drive, to show the company the workers have support.

Mickey Kasparian talked about the issues with Reporting San Diego. He is the president of the United Food and Commercial Workers local 135. He told us the following.


We also talked with Georgette Gomez, who will be on the ballot in November, for District 9, but was out today supporting these workers:


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