Tuesday, January 20, 2004
Grocery strike update
Unfortunately, the AFL-CIO's announced plan doesn't seem to have much to do with labor solidarity. According to the L.A. Times, "The plan is to pressure the supermarket companies by hounding executives and directors with phone calls and visits, staging demonstrations across the country including a pray-in outside the Northern California home of the chief executive of Safeway Inc. and persuading major grocery-company shareholders, such as pension funds, to take stands in the union's favor."
It might work. But quoth Chuck D, "Shut Em Down!"
Notably, the only union that's done much to support the California grocers so far is the Teamsters. But the Teamsters aren't a part of the AFL-CIO.