Raley’s vows to impose wage cuts
October 29, 2012
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – As employees at one of Northern California’s largest supermarket chains prepare to strike, the company says it will unilaterally impose a proposed labor contract that would reduce its workers’ wages.
The Sacramento Bee reports (http://sacb.ee/V1mFeL) that Raley’s supermarkets said it would implement its final contract offer on Thursday to the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.
Raley’s said the union failed to offer an up-and-down vote to its members on the contract offer, which included a two-year wage freeze.
Raley’s worker Ronda Zanelli, a 32-year veteran, told the paper that no one wants to strike but that they are prepared to do so.
It would be the first labor strike in the West Sacramento-based company’s 77-year history.
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Information from: The Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com