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Old 09-16-2011, 04:42 PM
 
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Henry's and Trader Joes are excellent alternatives with excellent prices. Henry's in Poway consistently has stellar meat products. For fish I would go to the Fish Market.

People gotta eat...
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Old 09-16-2011, 05:22 PM
 
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These stores will be open and "replacement workers" as they are called, will be there working. These companies have had months to prepare for this. I know Ralphs has self-service scanners to we can just check ourselves out if need be.
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Old 09-16-2011, 05:30 PM
 
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Ralphs would close stores if workers strike | SignOnSanDiego.com (http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/sep/16/ralphs-would-shut-down-stores-if-grocery-workers-s/ - broken link)
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Old 09-16-2011, 05:37 PM
 
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by the way, I just noticed yesterday that Henry's is now Sprouts, guess they were bought out.

Interesting...Ralphs, at least in Encinitas, really never did recover from the last strike, IMO. they lost alot of customers.

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Old 09-16-2011, 05:40 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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by the way, I just noticed yesterday that Henry's is now Sprouts, guess they were bought out.

Interesting...Ralphs, at least in Encinitas, really never did recover from the last strike, IMO. they lost alot of customers.
Sprouts is owned by the Boney family, who were the original owners of Henry's (back when it was Boney's). Since then they've been owned by Wild Oats and Smart and Final, respectively.
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Old 09-16-2011, 06:50 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I'm sure the stores will be opened. Don't they have backup workers called "scabs" or something like that??

I crossed the picket line last time, and I'll do it again. Working in a grocery store is not skilled labor, nor is it a public sector job. They can pay for health insurance like the rest of us.
I agree, just how much should can stackers and lettuce washers be comped. Retirement benefits? Some jobs like a butcher or the guys that unload freight at night have either skill or heavy labor but stacking cans, fruit or rolling items over a scanner just doesn't match what I would consider a big dollar job.
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Old 09-16-2011, 08:11 PM
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Trader Joe's isn't expensive at all (though I'm not sure of their meat prices as I don't eat meat). But still, most of their items I find to be much cheaper than the comparable items at Vons/Ralph's. So don't exclude that store out entirely!

^^ I'd second Henry's too. Great store!
Well, I DO gobble down dead animal type food..............and TJ's meat prices are pathetically high.
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Old 09-16-2011, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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If vons, ralphs & albertsons go on strike it will be the dumbest move they have made in 8 yrs. LOTS of people are out of work (ca ranks #2 in the nation) & lots of people pay much more or dont even have health insurance. Unions make me sick.
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Old 09-16-2011, 08:47 PM
 
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Well, I DO gobble down dead animal type food..............and TJ's meat prices are pathetically high.

Henry's is better on that score IMO and more choices.
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Santaluz - San Diego, CA
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I totally agree that these employees would be shooting themselves in the foot to strike right now while the economy is so poor. I doubt they are going to get sympathy from most people out there. Certainly not me.

Hard to believe all of these stores will close down during the strike but I agree things can be uncomfortable during a strike.

I was in Toronto a few months ago on vacation and I didn't know there was a strike going on. I rented a car at the airport and imagine my surprise when some guys holding strike signs were just staring at me and waiting for me to load up all my suitcases in the SUV I had rented.

There was a police officer right next to them. So one of the scruffy looking guys that was wearing all camouflage clothing and looked like he didn't shave in 2 weeks, hands me a flyer and tells me that I shouldn't be renting from the car rental company and that their benefits were getting reduced, yadda, yadda, yadda. And that I should return the car and go rent one from their competitor.

I was in a hurry so I told them good luck but the car was already rented, I wasn't from Canada and couldn't do anything about it. That I was on an airplane for the past 12+ hours flying on an international flight with 2 young kids and the last thing I wanted to do while my 2 kids were in the car crying was listen to people on strike. So imagine my surprise when the police officer told me I had to hear them out. He said that by law I had to give them 3 minutes to talk and I couldn't leave or they could block my car until they spoke their 3 minutes.

It was an uncomfortable situation. My philosophy is if you aren't happy with your job or work conditions, or salary...quit and try to find a new one if you think you are worth it and can find another job.

I stand by my opinion that these people will get little sympathy from the general public right now... These people should be thankful they have a job right now.

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