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(INTRO) Labor negotiations remain at a standstill since grocery companies and representatives for 62,000 Southern California workers began talks a few months ago. The workers have held rallies in Arcadia, Compton and other California locations to call attention to the stalled talks.
FSRN’s Leilani Albano has the story.
(***amby-grocery cart sounds)
Vons, Albertsons and Ralphs employees have so far rejected a new contract deal that requires them to pay more into their healthcare system. They are also facing cuts in pay and benefits.
All this is edging workers closer to a strike.
(Schulz)(4 seconds) I think it’s something we should do if we don’t get what we want.
That was Chris Schulz, a Ralphs sales manager in Studio City.
Southern California workers have been working without a contract since their last contract expired in March.
Frustrations over the recent labor talks ...