No Grocery Strike — for Now

Monday, Aug 22, 2011  |  Updated 6:06 PM PDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
No Grocery Strike — for Now

advertisement

A possible grocery store strike in Southern California has been put on hold — for this week, at least.

A union spokesman said Monday that a federal mediator order both sides back to the bargaining table on Aug. 29, temporarily simmering the heated movement toward the region's first grocery strike since 2003.

Over the weekend, about 90 percent of the 62,000 union members voted to authorize a strike. The workers represent Vons, Albertsons and Ralphs.

Compensation discussions between the owners and union representatives have stalled over health care benefits.

The 2003 strike lasted four months.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out