According to an Aug. 20 article in The Orange County Register, “Albertsons and Vons have begun seeking job applicants in case employees strike.”
This a day before clerks and meat cutters in Southern California voted to authorize a strike for the second time in four months.
Before any strike can occur, the United Food and Commercial Workers Union would have to give 72 hours’ notice to the area’s three major employers: Albertsons, Ralphs and Vons. If one does occur, it would affect consumers who shop at 126 Vons, Ralphs and Albertsons stores in Orange County and the roughly 19,800 union members who work there.
“we are recruiting temporary replacement workers as a purely defensive measure in response to repeated statements from the unions threatening a possible strike,” Vons spokesman Daymond Rice said to The Orange County Register.