Vallejo, Benicia union workers join R...

Vallejo, Benicia union workers join Raley's grocery strike

There are 22 comments on the Vallejo Times-Herald story from Nov 5, 2012, titled Vallejo, Benicia union workers join Raley's grocery strike. In it, Vallejo Times-Herald reports that:

Meat department workers at local Raley's stores joined other union workers Sunday in picketing the supermarket chain hours after negotiations between the two sides broke down.

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low down obama

Fremont, CA

#1 Nov 5, 2012
hey union members, better wake the hell up, you are not the only people hurting and the money has run out. at least you have a job and can pay for some of the services you want and need, when you go on strike you will have "NO" money then what ? the people who will end up having to pay more for the greed of your union bosses don't support your decison.
Not a lemming

Sacramento, CA

#2 Nov 6, 2012
low down obama wrote:
hey union members, better wake the hell up, you are not the only people hurting and the money has run out. at least you have a job and can pay for some of the services you want and need, when you go on strike you will have "NO" money then what ? the people who will end up having to pay more for the greed of your union bosses don't support your decison.
Soooooooo even though the people at the top at Raley's are making more than ever, they want their employees to make less because Raley's prices are so high consumers are shopping at Wally -mart, Costco and Winnco.

Every Raley's worker I've talked to was willing to take cuts if the kids at the top would do the same.

It's really sad when a stores employees can't afford to shop where they work.

Most Raley's stores will be closed within a few years because the top 3% are all that will be shopping there and that's not enough to justify the stores staying open.
GEE

Lafayette, CA

#3 Nov 6, 2012
Just a once in a while Raley's/Nob Hill shopper, but I do have a few questions for the present employees. I am receiving conflicting talking point grievances from those picketing and company statement releases. So who is massaging the truth?

What is your pay scale, what type of benefits do you have and how much do you have to contribute out of pocket, the amount of union dues you have to pay to be able to work in any of the Raley's stores?

I do understand that anyone putting in a good days work is entitled to decent pay for their efforts.
Having healthcare through the employer and/or the union that you support with your dues is great, but to be perfectly clear, Raley's is not the Federal Government, who is able to provide no matter at what cost.

Ultimately, the consumer will have to absorb any employee pay increases etc., the employer will pass it on simply because they are the job provider and they own the company. Anyone not satisfied with an employer can seek work in our flourishing job market full of opportunities.
Wanglow

United States

#4 Nov 6, 2012
Bottom line is YOUR grocery bill will rise as a result of these socialist goons, but YOUR wages will stay the same. They win, You loose.
Not a lemming

Sacramento, CA

#5 Nov 6, 2012
Soooooooo, what's your comments about the fact that the rich and corporations are making bank, earnings/profits through the roof and working mans wages down? Prices have steadily going up and wages going down.

I shop chi -com (wally -mart) because I can't afford American.
GEE

Lafayette, CA

#6 Nov 6, 2012
Not a lemming wrote:
Soooooooo, what's your comments about the fact that the rich and corporations are making bank, earnings/profits through the roof and working mans wages down? Prices have steadily going up and wages going down.
I shop chi -com (wally -mart) because I can't afford American.
Are you presently working, have investments or a 401K that could help to sustain and supplement your SS once you have the ability to retire at all? Where do you believe this additional money is going to come from, the poor? Must be coming through the efforts of those "That did not build That"!

You are talking about reduced wages and yet you shop a non-union business because the American stuff is too expensive? btw, You state you are a Wally-Mart shopper, I do support a person's choice to shop where ever they want to shop, union or non-union shop!

Are you sure you have not had one too many this early in the evening?
go union

Dayton, NV

#7 Nov 7, 2012
You obviously have no idea what you're talking about. You're just jealous that the union workers have a job period. Their benefits make their low paying jobs worth it. The reason why people in this country choose not to work is because their unemployment is more than the wages they would be making. At least the union workers arent sponging off of the government....
GEE

Lafayette, CA

#8 Nov 7, 2012
go union wrote:
You obviously have no idea what you're talking about. You're just jealous that the union workers have a job period. Their benefits make their low paying jobs worth it. The reason why people in this country choose not to work is because their unemployment is more than the wages they would be making. At least the union workers arent sponging off of the government....
I do and no, I am not, why should I?

What is really telling about your mindset is that you suggest that people prefer unemployment vs. working in their profession or even looking for work, any work.
I am sure some probably do, which I do consider "sponging"...

What you seem to miss is that any increase in demands will raise the price of goods to the consumer....and as long as we have millions unable to find a job, I will not support anyone striking for benefits or wage increases.
Not a lemming

Rancho Cordova, CA

#9 Nov 7, 2012
GEE wrote:
<quoted text>
I do and no, I am not, why should I?
What is really telling about your mindset is that you suggest that people prefer unemployment vs. working in their profession or even looking for work, any work.
I am sure some probably do, which I do consider "sponging"...
What you seem to miss is that any increase in demands will raise the price of goods to the consumer....and as long as we have millions unable to find a job, I will not support anyone striking for benefits or wage increases.
You really donít get it do you? The only reason there are millions of people out of work is because all the wealth in America is concentrated at the top and thereís none going to the bottom.

People canít purchase (create demand) without money so how do you propose to stimulate the economy if all the money is parked off-shore?

Do you know why people shop at wally -mart and buy chi -com crap? Because their American employers donít pay them enough to buy American!

I really donít see a lot of welfare, retired or under employed shopping at Ralies butt I do see a lot of working class people shopping Winnco, wally -mart and Costco because they donít make enough to buy American.

Wages down while profits are up!
GEE

Lafayette, CA

#10 Nov 8, 2012
When people are unable to clearly think about an issue they accuse the other party "that they don't get it".
I understand that any increases either wage or benefit wise by any workforce will result in higher prices for me....and frankly I have begun to be rather selfish as I age!
No employer can or will absorb operating costs that cut into their profit. It does not matter what business it may be, but that is the bottom line.
If you want free spending and wealth distribution across the board, go work for the government!

I don't believe you understand though that I am all for stores i.e. Wal-Mart, Winco, Mi Pueblo, Whole Foods, any small neighborhood market, etc. to exist and thereby give the consumer choices to shop where ever they want to and stay within their budget....and if you are an informed consumer you want to stay within a budget, only fools spend without regards to their pocket book.

Along the same line, it is not my decision to make where people work and under what conditions. If anyone is not satisfied with an employer seek one that will treat you better!
I do however have the right to move about without being accosted and prevented from entering a store of my choice simply because a group of people has a beef with it.

With respect to "all the money is parked off-shore".
Why don't you suggest our government close or at least tighten the off shore parking tax loophole? See Apple, which has 82 BILLION $'s off shore that can not be taxed in this country.
Very little happening at that front, eh? If the government would not benefit from this practice themselves, it could be closed with an executive order and the stroke of the mighty presidential pen.

Maybe you should look into how our so called ruling leadership at the governmental level has attained and maintained their wealth. Hint, they did not get it by saving pennies in a jar.
Dan C

Sacramento, CA

#11 Nov 9, 2012
The unions represent everything America is NOT about.

I lived in the old Soviet Union. The ideals these strikers and their unions hold are EXACTLY what the failed ideals of communism are about.

You don't hold a knife to your employers neck. You can move on to other opportunities.
Dan C

Sacramento, CA

#12 Nov 9, 2012
go union wrote:
You obviously have no idea what you're talking about. You're just jealous that the union workers have a job period. Their benefits make their low paying jobs worth it. The reason why people in this country choose not to work is because their unemployment is more than the wages they would be making. At least the union workers arent sponging off of the government....
Right.

I've heard this bullshit argument before. That those not in the union are "jealous".

I make more God damned money than any of you losers but it took time and effort. You asshats want to be clerks and live next to your doctors not knowing the aspects involved.

You're so anti-capitalist I'm surprised you can call yourself Americans. You're filth. You're the demise of this country.
RiccardoFire

Elk Grove, CA

#13 Nov 9, 2012
Dan C wrote:
The unions represent everything America is NOT about.
I lived in the old Soviet Union. The ideals these strikers and their unions hold are EXACTLY what the failed ideals of communism are about.
You don't hold a knife to your employers neck. You can move on to other opportunities.
Nice post Dan. Thank you.
go union

San Leandro, CA

#14 Nov 9, 2012
You people are wrong. But, if you think you're so smart, go shop at raleys. You show them! Unfortunately you're $100 isn't going to prove anything, haha, idiots
Wanglow

Vallejo, CA

#15 Nov 9, 2012
The company should bring in non-union employees, even if it's against their agreement. The Union is depriving US of our most basic American concept; Open competition, without which these activists want us accept as normal; it's not. Now I see where the TSA workers are going to unionize. Next the airlines and commerce in general will be stopped or shut down at the expense of all of us whenever these greedy idiots want more money or benefits. We're over the Hill now, there are more people with their hand in the cookie jar than there are people putting cookies into the jar. EBT, free tuition, obamaphones get the vote, working man get's the Shaft. Save your money, you're going to need it.
go union

San Leandro, CA

#16 Nov 9, 2012
Wanglow wrote:
The company should bring in non-union employees, even if it's against their agreement. The Union is depriving US of our most basic American concept; Open competition, without which these activists want us accept as normal; it's not. Now I see where the TSA workers are going to unionize. Next the airlines and commerce in general will be stopped or shut down at the expense of all of us whenever these greedy idiots want more money or benefits. We're over the Hill now, there are more people with their hand in the cookie jar than there are people putting cookies into the jar. EBT, free tuition, obamaphones get the vote, working man get's the Shaft. Save your money, you're going to need it.
Let me guess....you get benefits? You should be on these people's sides. They aren't asking for more benefits. Look into things before you post. They are settling for less either way, they just don't want everything taken from them, and they don't deserve it. Once again, idiots
go union

Dayton, NV

#17 Nov 9, 2012
Oh, and wanglow, maybe if you shop there, they will give you a free bag of cookies!
Wanglow

Vallejo, CA

#19 Nov 10, 2012
A "union" shop cannot compete with a non-union business, period. By forcing companies to comply with union demands they are eliminating competition and artificially causing consumer prices to go up. Where do union members shop? What kind of moron is willing to pay more for their purchases just to support fat union goons and their wages when they can walk across the street and get the same merchandise for a lower price? I'll be shopping a Raley's as long as they hold the line.
dimebag

San Rafael, CA

#20 Nov 10, 2012
I love Raley's alcohol selection.
Wanglow

Vallejo, CA

#23 Nov 10, 2012
True Nurses do not "abandon" their patients, they do not all do it just for the money..........; or do they?

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