Picketing at Safeway stores is continuing at the following times and locations. Please stop by for an hour or two--it is really fun to watch Safeway management and security get their knickers all in a knot over our completely legal picketing--plus, we are having a lot of success in turning shoppers away!
Fridays: noon - 6pm
Saturdays: noon - 6pm
Sundays: noon - 4pm
Weekends of February 13-15 and 20-22
Safeway Stores at:
SW 10th & Jefferson
SE 28th & Hawthorne
SE 39th & Broadway
NE 11th & Broadway
Please call the Northwest Oregon Labor Council at 503-235-9444 for materials and scheduling information.
And remember, get all your friends and family to sign the Safeway Boycott Pledge at http://www.unionvoice.org/campaign/safeway (this takes about 30 seconds). If you've got a few extra bucks, you can donate to the UFCW Strike Support Fund at https://secure.ga3.org/08/holdtheline/. For more background on the historic Safeway strike, go to http://www.jwjpdx.org/.
>Valentine s Day of Action for Justice !
>Saturday, February 14, 2004 12 Noon Sharp
>North Park Blocks Across from Powell s Technical Books at Couch and Park
>ILWU Local 5 members at Powell s Books and grocery workers in the UFCW are
>struggling to maintain access to affordable health care.In the current and
>protracted contract negotiations, Michael Powell is demanding that workers
>pay significantly more for health care. These cuts would force many Powell
>s workers off health care totally. Michael Powell makes no claim that he
>can t afford retaining the current health care just that the current
>economic conditions justify cutting it.
>In Southern California, 70,000 grocery workers are on the picket line and
>health care is the major issue. Adding insult to injury, grocers are also
>demanding a two-tier wage structure. Safeway is a major player in forcing
>the strike and is reportedly the most opposed to a decent settlement. Yet
>Safeway s profits have gone up 82% to $3.1 billion in the past 5 years.
>In support of these two landmark struggles fighting cutbacks, we are
>planning a fun and exciting rally and action that targets Powell s and
>For more information on this, please call Portland Jobs with Justice at