Safeway angers local labor
[Featured comment by Sid Berg]
Safeway is not much better than Walmart when it comes to local construction jobs. All contact with Safeway management prior to and during construction of their new Harris Street store remains unanswered.
Their uncaring and unresponsive nature to this community has resulted in the following handbill to inform the public, should they care.
Safeway Inc. is No Friend of Local Construction Workers!
- Safeway, INC. has hired Reeve-Knight Construction Inc. from Roseville, California, to build their new Harris street store.
- Reeve-Knight believes local sub-contractors and workers cost too much, and are importing a work force to undercut area standard wages and benefits.
- Prices are generally higher here due to high transportation costs which reflect the price of our food and other supplies. Safeway wants us to buy their groceries yet they do little for our economy by NOT utilizing qualified local construction workers, who are struggling to put FOOD on their tables!
Please voice your comments to Christiane (Safeway Investor Relations) at: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 925-467-3832 or Teena, Public Relations Director at: email@example.com or (925) 467-3810
Please patronize OTHER area grocery stores until SAFEWAY demonstrates that they care about OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY!
The UNITED ASSOCIATION of PLUMBERS, & STEAMFITTERS Local No. 290
The Union is not asking any individual to cease performing any services, or to refuse to pick up, deliver or transport any goods.