I went to Raley's and what did I see? Around Town, posted by neighbor, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Nov 8, 2012 at 2:39 pm
I went to Raley's and what did I see?
A strike of course. A bunch of people (even though it's on the meat dpt on strike) standing around outside with signs - I didn't see people I knew and I'm at Raley's all the time. Apparently a big part of this is about keeping health benefits after 65 - why should this be an issue? There is Medicare after 65.
Hard working employees inside doing their best, working hard, smiling and kind. Incredibly helpful, trying to save their business and remain competitive. It was nice inside, a good vibe.
Great deals - you can get free eggs, 2 liter drink, chips and an avadodo for free + $5 for next time if you spend $20 on other things! Only today I think.
Posted by Truthful Freddy, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Nov 8, 2012 at 2:50 pm
Wow! Free eggs and other stuff. Quite a promo! There must be a lot at stake for Raley's. I brought home a pound of union-sliced balony the other day and half of it wasn't sliced and the half that was had what looked like human blood on it. I said right then and there that I'd rather eat a scab off a scab laborer than purchase another union-made item, ever. And I mean it. Also, I'm a smoker and I vote!!!
Posted by Raley's Shopper, a resident of the Country Fair neighborhood, on Nov 8, 2012 at 11:12 pm
What you saw was a bunch of well-intentioned people that have no clue about business. Their pension is made possible by the profits the company makes by serving its customers. The Pleasanton Raley's has to already be feeling the pressure from the new Safeway and will soon be feeling the competitive pressure from the WalMart market. If Raley's is going to compete, it will have to do so on service (not selection and not price). It is insane to chase your customers away to another store. How sad that they buy into the union BS, when the strike is so obviously bad for the store that employees them.
Posted by Raley's shopper, a resident of the Bonde Ranch neighborhood, on Nov 9, 2012 at 7:26 pm
Is there anyone who hasn't been affected by the high cost of healthcare? Why should the Union care about healthcare after 65 when the employee qualifies for medicare? Unless there is a good explanation I'm crossing the picket line.
Posted by unknown, a resident of another community, on Nov 9, 2012 at 10:23 pm
The only employees on strike at Raley's are the meat department and maybe Deli. Everyone else working there is non-union. The free food has nothing to do with strike. It's called REWARDS!!I know this because I went to a Raley's today!!! So come down p-town shoppers..