Solidarity reigned supreme as UFCW 770 members were joined by SEIU 721, SEIU 2015, CSEA, AFM, community allies and elected officials as they took their fight for a new contract directly to the managers, stores, customers and the public. Backed by an army of community support, UFCW 770’s members and activists drove to and delivered the message to Central Coast Ralph’s, Vons and Albertsons stores that ONE JOB SHOULD BE ENOUGH.
At stops throughout the day, UFCW delegations were joined by elected officials who believe that grocery workers (and all workers) deserve a fair shake at the negotiating table. Executives can’t get away with giving themselves 20-30% annual raises and then offer the employees — the only reason that they’re able to achieve such massive profits — just 1%.
Thanks to Santa Barbara City Councilwoman Megan Harmon, Santa Barbara Supervisors Das Williams, Gregg Hart, Joan Hartmann, Goleta City Councilman James Kyriaco, Ventura City Councilwoman Sofia Rubalcava, Ventura Mayor Matt LaVere, Moorpark City Councilman David Pollack, Oxnard City Council members Oscar Madrigal, Vianey Lopez and Bert Perello for showing up, marching and delivering our message of community and solidarity directly to store management.