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Union grocery workers throughout Northern California laqunched a campaign to inform the public about their ongoing negotiations with their employers and to gather pledge cards from customers showing support.
As part of the campaign, these workers are asking consumers to sign pledge cards in an effort to maintain good jobs and quality medical care for their families and retirees.
Employees of Safeway, Save Mart and Nob Hill met with shoppers and handed out reusable grocery bags and pledge cards at three San Jose locations, and plan to expand to other locations in the coming weeks.
“Since San Jose passed the plastic bag ban we thought it would be a nice gesture to give our customers reusable bags so they’re not surprised at the check stand,” said retired Save Mart butcher Frank Tallerico. “We also thought it would be a good idea to let them know about our negotiations and ask them to help us continue to provide for our families and keep them healthy.”