There is hope that negotiations in the supermarket strike will lead to a settlement. The strike, which began on Oct. 11, involves about 59,000 workers from 852 stores in Central and Southern California. Workers on the picket lines see the negotiations as an encouraging sign. The outcome of this strike could have important implications for future contract negotiations in other regions.
See James F. Peltz and Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times, February 18, 2004