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Don't Shop at Safeway March

Date:
Saturday, January 31, 2004
Time:
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event Type:
Protest
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Location Details:
Gather at Mosswood Park, MacArthur & Broadway, Oakland

Don't Shop At Safeway March To Support Grocery Workers Saturday, January 31 at 2 PM

Gather at Mosswood Park, MacArthur & Broadway, Oakland

Don't Shop At Safeway

March To Support Grocery Workers

Saturday, January 31 at 2 PM

Gather at Mosswood Park, MacArthur & Broadway, Oakland

Workers in Southern California have come up North to ask working families, "Don't shop Safeway anywhere." Grocery workers are fighting to keep affordable health care insurance ? something that all working families have earned. Instead, Safeway wants to take away health care.

Here are the facts:
? Safeway demands that workers take a 50% cut in health care coverage.
? Safeway demands that workers making $12 an hour pay up to $5,000 a year to keep their health care.
? Safeway demands that new hires wait a year before they become eligible for health care coverage.


Grocery workers are willing to pay a fair share ? over $2,000 a year ? to keep coverage. But Safeway said no and walked away from talks.
Working families won't be able to get the health care they've earned under Safeway's proposal and will be forced to rely on overburdened public health care programs.

Californians shouldn't have to pick up Safeway's bill as it pushes working families into taxpayer-funded health care programs. Join us to tell Safeway, we won?t shop until you stop attacking health insurance!

Download the flyer for the Jan 31 march to support grocery workers from:
http://www.alamedalabor.org/downloadables/Safeway%20Jan%2031%20Action.pdf

http://www.alamedalabor.org/
Added to the calendar on Tue, Feb 3, 2004 10:25AM
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