November 14, 2003

Southern California Supermarket Workers Extend Picket Lines to East Bay

(Oakland)—A few days after extending lines to San Francisco, Southern California supermarket strikers have moved across the Bay and are setting up pickets at Safeway in Hayward and Castro Valley.

The striking supermarket workers will ask customers not to shop Safeway until the giant supermarket ends its demands for the elimination of health care benefits at work.

Who: Striking supermarket workers from Southern California

What: Extend picket lines to Northern California–East Bay Safeway stores

When: Noon, November 14, 2003  Where: Safeway, 5130 Broadway Street, Oakland, California

Press Backgrounder 11/14 (pdf)