Local Vets Join in on Raley’s Strike

SACRAMENTO–

On a day to honor veterans, some vets were choosing to join union employees in the ongoing battle against Raley’s.

The move comes a day after tensions escalated, with a picketer’s car accidentally hit by a delivery truck.

Today, Raley’s initiated negotiations with the UFCW.

Raley’s said in a statement that, “Both parties have agreed to not discuss the progress of these talks while the current negotiations are ongoing. We are committed to reaching an agreement that is fair and equitable to both parties.”

The local 8 told its members on their website, “It is abundantly clear to us Raley’s desire to return to the bargaining table has been driven by the success or our picket lines and consumer support for our members.”

Despite some picketers returning to work after learning that Raley’s is still promising health benefits until the age of 65, others maintain their stance that it’s not enough.

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