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December 17, 2003

Boycott Safeway!

The southern California locked out/striking workers have ramped up the campaign to a nationwide boycott of Safeway supermarkets.

Joined by other unions, they held a massive rally where new support was offered:

UFCW Local 1500 in New York alone chipped in $1 million yesterday half its strike fund...

[President Melissa] Gilbert pledged that the 100,000 members of the Screen Actors Guild would not cross UFCW picket lines.

Rick Icaza, president of Local 770 of the UFCW, said other unions had vowed to raise $4 million for a general strike fund that would aid the grocery workers.

So if there's a Safeway in your neighborhood, do your part and walk on by.

Posted by Nathan at December 17, 2003 11:13 AM