I went to Raley's and what did I see?
Original post made by neighbor on Nov 8, 2012
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.
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!!!
on Nov 8, 2012 at 2:53 pm
Good! Thanks for the update. Wouldn't it be cool if
Raleys did record breaking business because of this?
I would love to see it backfire on these troublemaking
ingrates. These outsiders who are coming into our town
to try and strong arm us need a message loud and clear.
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.