Chicago Indymedia :
Chicago Indymedia

News :: [none]

Dominick's Workers Stand Up and Fight Back - Strike Vote Today

9,000 Dominick's supermarket workers are facing down the Safeway Corporation's threats in Chicago. UFCU graphic - 'Many Faces, One Voice'
UFCU graphic - 'Many Faces, One Voice'

The Safeway Corporation is on the attack - and Chicago-land Dominick's workers are the latest targets. 9,000 Dominick's workers are attempting to bargain a fair contract with the supermarket giant. The workers are represented by UFCW Locals 881 and 1546.

Safeway bought the Dominick's chain three years ago, cut over 20,000 customer service hours that hurt workers and hurt business. Now, Safeway -- the most profitable and effiecient supermarket operator in the country -- expects Dominick's workers to take huge concessions that would destroy the lives of current employees and leave future workers with inferior wages and benefits.

Workers in the Chicago-land area continue to meet with the company and are voting on Safeway's final offer on Sunday, November 10th.

Background News Stories:

UFCW News: Industry Operators Show Interest in Buying Dominicks

UFCW News: Safeway Targets Chicagoland Workers for Attack on Family Health Benefits

Chicago Sun-Times: Dominick's union heads vow to fight against cuts

Daily Herald: Union leaders: Dominick's tries to bully workers

Crain Chicago Business: Dominicks union files complaint

United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, Afl-CIO, CLC




Account Login

Media Centers


This site made manifest by dadaIMC software