After months of stalled contract negotiations, grocery workers at Albertsons, Vons and Ralphs stores voted Wednesday to give union leaders the authority to call a strike.
Members of seven United Food and Commercial Workers union locals voted “overwhelmingly” to allow a strike, labor leaders said, though they did not immediately provide a tally of the votes.
The decision itself does not trigger a strike, but gives the union leverage to call a walkout whenever it wants.
Employees are still working under a three-year contract that expired March 3.
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Correction: An earlier headline for this story indicated workers had voted to strike when in fact the vote is in favor of letting union leaders authorize a strike. The post has been updated.
(1) Together, we voted to REJECT the pitiful contract offer that corporate grocery executives left on the table.
96% of membership across Southern California UFCW Locals said NO to corporate greed and YES to fighting for what we’re owed. pic.twitter.com/XkDGI770NT
— UFCW Local 770 (@UFCW770) June 26, 2019