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Justice for Suspended Safeway Worker Ryan Young
by Solidarity
Friday May 18th, 2012 10:45 AM
DEL REY OAKS - A local Safeway grocery store suspends a worker after he helped to save a woman's life.

Del Rey Oaks Police said Ryan Young stopped a man from beating his pregnant girlfriend, and possibly saved her life. His actions may cost him his job.
Young was doing his job as a meat clerk when he said he looked up and he saw Quyen Van Tran beating his girlfriend.

Now, a month later, police said Young did the right thing, but Safeway disagrees and suspended him from work without pay and there's no word on if or when he'll be back on the job.

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We believe this injustice by Safeway to our brother Ryan Young is an outrage and unacceptable! We demand justice for brother Young now!

We demand that Safeway put Young back to work immediately with FULL BACK PAY of Wages & Benefits with NO LOSS OF SENIORITY!

We are asking supporters to contact Safeway now and demand that Ryan Young be put back to work! Below is some Safeway contact information so our demands may be heard loud and clear.

Here is the store location and address where everything started.

Safeway Store #2841
815 Canyon Del Rey Road
Del Rey Oaks, Ca. 93940
1-831-393-2090 (store phone number)

Here is the name of the store manager.
Store Manager- Wanda Watson

Here is the contact for the District Supervisor, Dale Olson for all the Safeway Stores within Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties.

Dale Olson's contact information:
1-831-393-2129 (work direct line)
1-831-262-1974 (cell #)
dale.olson [at] safeway.com

Here is the contact information for Laree Renda at Safeway Corporate Office HQ..

5918 Stoneridge Mall Road
Pleasanton, Ca. 94588-3229
1-925-467-3000 (HQ phone number)
1-650-722-0643 (cell #)
larree.renda [at] safeway.com

We also feel that supporters should contact the labor union(UFCW Local #5) that represents brother Young and demand that they step up the pressure on Safeway to reinstate brother Young. You can contact the president of this local union here:

President Ron Lind.
1-408-772-6609 (cell #)
rlind [at] ufcw5.org

Let's let Safeway know we aren't going to take this attack on our brother Ryan Young lightly! Please help us make our demands heard loud and clear!

We that thank you for your Solidarity & Support.

Comments  (Hide Comments)

by Tnewms
Friday May 18th, 2012 1:35 PM
There is also a petition in support of Ryan Young that is gathering steam online here: http://www.change.org/safeway
by Supporter
Monday May 21st, 2012 10:37 AM
"Supporters of suspended Safeway employee Ryan Young on Sunday picketed the supermarket chain's Del Rey Oaks store where he worked until the company suspended him over his actions intervening with a man who was beating his pregnant girlfriend. "

Safeway worker's backers picket Del Rey Oaks store

by IL
Wednesday May 23rd, 2012 2:39 PM
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 (Noon)

I was recently informed that Ryan Young, Local 5 and Safeway just worked out a return to work agreement with back pay and benefits.

Read more: http://forums.uncharted.ca/post-22900.html&highlight=#22900
by Solidarity
Thursday May 24th, 2012 8:47 AM
Safeway back peddles!

"We met with Mr. Young and his union representative to discuss the results of our investigation into the incident in our Del Ray Oaks store. After carefully reviewing all of the available information, we have agreed to return Mr. Young to work and to grant him back pay. As we have said from the outset, Mr. Young's decision to intervene on behalf of one of our customers was commendable. Our investigation was intended to ensure that we understood the entire incident as fully as possible and to learn if there were opportunities to resolve the conflict differently. We concluded there were such opportunities in this incident, and we will provide additional training as part of the resolution agreement. Whatever the circumstances, a physical confrontation between an employee and a customer is something we must take very seriously and examine very carefully. We appreciate the customers who took time to share their opinions about this incident, and we appreciate their patience as we completed the process."

Interview with Ryan Young


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