UFCW Targets Supervalu, Kroger in PR Effort

WASHINGTON -- Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union are targeting Supervalu and Kroger in a series of store events scheduled for yesterday and today in several cities across the country.

WASHINGTON -- Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union are targeting Supervalu and Kroger in a series of store events scheduled for yesterday and today in several cities across the country. The events at Supervalu-owned stores primarily involved the handing out of leaflets that said, in part, if Supervalu "gets its way" in Southern California "[by] refusing to agree to provide the living wages and affordable health care its workers [there] deserve, it will likely try to do the same thing to workers in this store." The leaflets were distributed at Supervalu-owned Acme Markets in Philadelphia, Jewel Food Stores in Chicago, Cub Stores in Minneapolis/St. Paul and Albertsons stores in Seattle and Portland, as well as in Southern California. In addition to a press conference at Acme in Philadelphia, scheduled for today, the union held press conferences yesterday at Kroger stores in Toledo and Houston, where the UFCW is in negotiations. -- Elliot Zwiebach