By Mark Ramos
Source: Capitol Weekly

The “hot labor summer” gripping Southern California shows no signs of cooling down. Hollywood actors have joined forces with TV and movie writers in walking off the job. Striking hospitality workers made headlines calling on Taylor Swift to postpone her tour. These stories are a stark reminder that corporate profits almost always come at the expense of workers’ livelihood.

It’s a price grocery workers across California could soon be forced to pay, if state lawmakers don’t take action to protect them.

The threat to workers – and consumers – comes in the form of a giant merger: Kroger, the largest grocery chain in the country, could soon acquire Albertsons, the second largest grocery chain, if their $25 billion proposal survives Federal Trade Commission (FTC) scrutiny.

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