I received the following email regarding the L.A. supermarket workers' strike:
THIS SATURDAY, when we join the striking and locked out workers in their 15th week on the picket lines we are going to try to boost the miltancy by picketing all driveways, chanting and actively encouraging potential shoppers to go elsewhere.
To be effective in this we need at least 20 people to commit to be there from 12:30 to 2:30.
At 12:30 we'll begin with a 15 min. prep meeting so we can adopt some new tactics without slipping into civil disobedience and get some slogans and chants. Please don't park in the parking lot. There's plenty of street parking...
We have "adopted" the Vons on Los Feliz between San Fernando Rd. and Central Av. for strike support and solidarity. Neighbors (and shoppers) for Peace and Justice, who have refused to shop at VONS and ALBERTSONS during the strike come out to show our support for their struggle to protect employer paid health care and more.
Please make an effort to join us on their picket line this and every Saturday at 12:30 p.m. for a couple of hours to show our solidarity and support. Feel free to bring your own sign or carry signs we will have there. We'll have more signs this Sat. If able, bring water, snacks, or fruit for the picketers there. But most of all, put your body on the line.
We'll be joining the pickets every Saturday at 12:30 p.m. until the strike is settled.
Please join us and let your friends and neighbors know how they can support the strike.
However: according to KFI's John and Ken, one or more Ralph's stores have notices indicating that they're changing their names. And, that store is also selling Kroger's brand rather than Ralph's brand generic products.
The supposition - not verified by this blogger - is that Ralph's stores would change their names and thus would be able to hire the scabs as their new permanent workers.
Los_Angeles · Thu, 01/22/2004 - 23:21 · Importance: 1