LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25, 2020
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In the midst of a pandemic that has impacted hundreds of their co-employees, foodstuff source-chain staff, along with elected leaders and neighborhood supporters turned out for a socially-distanced searching bag/leaflet distribution and demonstration at a Southland grocery retail store to draw awareness to the 4,000-furthermore Teamster warehouse staff and truck drivers that produce foods and supplies to Southern California grocery stores who are experiencing the possibility of a work shutdown.
Operating under a tenuous contract extension, employees and their employers – Albertsons (features Vons and Pavilions) and Kroger (involves Ralphs and Food stuff4Fewer) – have been in deal negotiations since early August and are deadlocked around a main issue: the grocers’ energy to get absent very affordable health and fitness treatment from workers’ family members.
“Health care is an complete requirement for our households, we are in a pandemic and we have to have to remain secure to be able to do our careers,” reported Tony Durazo, a warehouse employee.
Irrespective of file gains and substantial executive compensation, location grocery chains are demanding that hardworking Teamster people bear the brunt of the enhanced value of wellness treatment, an expenditure no spouse and children can find the money for in these rough occasions. The workers’ request is simple: that the grocers continue to offer very affordable family members wellness care, which the companies can obviously find the money for.
“Considering the fact that the pandemic started, these workers have labored tirelessly together with 14- hour days to keep the foods provide chain going- trying to keep outlets provided with groceries and provides for households throughout our communities. It is pure greed, for these companies to try an move the full elevated charge of wellbeing care on staff whose families count on it,” explained Lou Villalvazo, Teamsters Regional 630/Main Negotiator.
Maria Elena Durazo, CA condition senator also termed out the disparity and greed, “Calling you important workers would not mean a factor if they really don’t take care of you like critical personnel –and you completely have earned affordable wellness treatment.”
A strike would induce a significant disruption in the foodstuff offer chain from San Diego to Santa Barbara and impact thousands and thousands of Southern Californians buyers just prior to the holidays when so numerous people are getting ready meals at residence. The employees are asking the community to put force on the grocery businesses to do the suitable thing and keep their current well being care prices. For additional facts, go to www.Healthyworkers-safefood.com to master far more or signal the petition.
Barbara Maynard (323) 351-9321- [email protected]
Kara Deniz (202) 497-6610 – [email protected]
Adan Alvarez (323) 404 -5939 – [email protected]
Christian Castro (310) 857-9817 – [email protected]
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Resource Teamsters Joint Council 42