Source: CBS News

Pharmacists working at grocery stores all over Southern California have rejected the latest contract offer from employers and have authorized a strike if negotiations fail to meet their contract demands.

The UFCW, which represents seven locals who make up largest union grocery contract in the country, said the contract proposed by negotiators representing Ralphs, Vons, Albertsons, and Pavilions stores, did not meet the needs of the majority of their members.

Union members authorized union leadership to call for a strike in an “overwhelming” vote on Saturday. However, no dates have been set for a strike and negotiations with stores have continued.

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