Upcoming grocery strike actions
These actions are organized or sanctioned by UFCW Local 770.
UFCW Local 770, one of several locals in LA, has several important actions planned during the next two weeks, culminating in a massive march and rally at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood on Sat. Jan 31 which is expected to draw at least 20,000 people. Another major event is a rally at Vons HQ this Wednesday in Arcadia. The general public is invited and encouraged to come to all the events.
Check the UFCW Local 770 calendar for more details as they happen. Some items listed here are not on their calendar as yet.
Sun Jan 18
Back to Picketing Ralph’s
19781 Rinaldi St
Porter Ranch / Northridge
(Exit the 118 at Tampa, north to Rinaldi, go west)
City Council member Dennis Zine and Congressman Brad Sherman, among others, will speak.
Mon Jan 19
Rally at the end of the Martin Luther King march
Crenshaw and MLK
Wed Jan 21
Shame on Safeway!
Vons / Safeway main office
618 Michillinda Av
(at Huntington Dr off the 210)
Local 770 President Rick Icaza will speak, as will locked out workers, religious leaders, community activists, and more.
Fri Jan 23
EDD demo in Van Nuys.
The state of California still has not scheduled a hearing to determine when locked out workers will get unemployment benefits. Major politicians are expected to speak.
Fri-Sun Jan 24-26
Church vigils for fallen strikers
One striker was caught in a gang cross fire and killed while driving to a picket line at 2 am. There have been suicides.
Tue Jan 27
Pilgrimage to CEO Steven Burd’s home in Alamo, CA.
Buses leave Vons at Kester and Ventura in the SF Valley
Burd has said he wants to crush the union. He also suppports animal rights and has said animals need better health care. Too bad he doesn’t feel the same about humans.
Thu Jan 29
Adopt a Store rallies
If your organization adopted a store, be there in force.
Fri Jan 30
Congressional hearing regarding strike.
Sat Jan 31
Massive march & rally
Supporting Striking & Lock-out UFCW Wokers
Great Western Forum
3900 West Manchester Blvd. (at Prairie Ave.)
Call LA County Federation of Labor at 213-381-5611 ext 15