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Grocery workers going on strike again? [Updated]

April 21, 2011 | 12:05 pm


Remember the grocery strike and lockout of 2003-04? Are you ready for the sequel? The 62,000 members of the United Food and Commercial Workers union has voted on whether to authorize a strike against the companies that own stores such as Ralphs, Vons, Pavillions and Albertsons. The previous action, which lasted 141 days cost the stores roughly $2 billion. Read all about it in the Times Business section.

[Corrected at 3:10 p.m.: An earlier version of this post said the strike and lockout were in 2007.]

-- Russ Parsons

Photo: Ralphs worker Jenny Perez casts her ballot. Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times