Grocery strike: Negotiations into ninth…

Grocery strike: Negotiations into ninth day

Negotiators in the supermarket strike talks spent more than eight hours at the bargaining table Wednesday and will meet again today, swelling hopes on the picket lines.

With pressure to settle mounting on both sides, the talks — heading into their ninth straight day — were described by people close to negotiators as the most serious since the strike began four months ago

Some weeks back, management walked out of the talks after about an hour. Now they’ve been talking hard for days. Maybe, just maybe, an agreement is near.


Meanwhile, back on the picket lines:

Rallies at Southern California markets end in arrests

More than 40 people were arrested Thursday during supermarket rallies in support of grocery clerks idled by a four-month strike and lockout.

The granddaughter of late farmworker union leader Cesar Chavez, state Assemblywoman Jackie Goldberg, D-Los Angeles, and an 86-year-old member of the Gray Panthers activist group were among those arrested during civil disobedience rallies.

(Thanks for the photos, Preston!)