06 Sep

Grocery workers ready to walk in 3 states

2019-09-06T15:24:48+00:00September 6th, 2019|

In a series of strike votes over the summer, members of United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) in Oregon, Washington, and California voted overwhelmingly to authorize strikes if contract bargaining with big grocery chains fails to produce acceptable union contracts. On one side are 20,000 members of UFCW Local 555 [...]

05 Sep

Why 47,000 grocery workers in California may go on strike

2019-09-05T23:30:45+00:00September 5th, 2019|Tags: , |

Some 47,000 supermarket workers at Ralphs, Albertsons and other grocery chains in southern California are closer to starting the largest private-sector strike since 74,000 General Motors employees walked off the job in 2007. Here's what's happening in California: Union officials representing cashiers, stockers and clerks at Ralphs — owned by [...]

05 Sep

In challenge to CVS, Walmart to pilot healthcare store concept

2019-09-05T23:20:22+00:00September 5th, 2019|Tags: , |

Walmart next month will open a "Walmart Health center" in its Dallas, Georgia, store, a company spokesperson confirmed to Retail Dive in an email. "Walmart is committed to making healthcare more affordable and accessible for customers in the communities we serve," the spokesperson said. "The new Walmart Health center in our [...]

23 Aug

UFCW turns up heat on Ralphs in Southern California

2019-08-23T16:46:31+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Tags: , , , |

With labor negotiations making little headway, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) are now reaching out to Ralphs Grocery Co. customers in Southern California. UFCW today said thousands of Ralphs grocery workers it represents have launched a campaign offering customers at 196 Ralphs supermarkets in the region a six-hour notice [...]