[mgj-discuss] Fw: ACTION ALERT: PICKET SAFEWAY SATURDAY IN DC!
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Fri Nov 21 23:04:55 EST 2003
From: "Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO" <streetheat at dclabor.org>
> PICKET SAFEWAY SATURDAY IN DC!
> 70,000 Supermarket Workers on Strike for Affordable Health
> An Action Alert
> from the Metro Washington Council, AFL-CIO
> November 21, 2003
> Join striking supermarket workers on the line tomorrow! Local
> labor, religious and community leaders, joined by hundreds of
> striking and supporting union members, will launch the local
> Safeway campaign at 12 noon on Saturday, November 22nd at the
> Safeway store at 6500 Piney Branch Road NW in Washington, DC.
> After six weeks on the streets, Southern California supermarket
> workers are taking their fight across the country. From the San
> Francisco Bay to the Chesapeake, Safeway shoppers will be
> confronted by striking UFCW members asking them: Do Not Shop
> Safeway. More than 200 striking UFCW members from California and
> West Virginia will blanket Safeway stores in Washington, D.C.
> and Maryland and ask customers to take their grocery business to
> a more responsible employer.
> More than 70,000 United Food and Commercial Workers
> International Union (UFCW) members in Southern California and
> 4,000 workers in West Virginia have been holding the line for
> affordable health care at work against the Safeway-led charge to
> destroy health benefits for workers and their families. Be there
> on the line with them tomorrow: solidarity works!
> For more information:
> UFCW, Greg Denier, 202-466-1951
> Jill Cashen, 202-728-4797
> press at ufcw.org
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