More than 40 Rite Aid stores around the country participated in a national day of action organized by the International Longshoremen and Warehouse Union, joined by some embers of the AFL-CIO and the United Food and Commercial Workers. The demonstration was to draw attention to Rite Aid's increasing of health care costs and lowering of wages. Workers at some stores have been working without contracts for over 2 years, while others face huge increases in health care costs. The ILWU said that the company is moving in the wrong direction, and asked the company to work with the union to find solutions.
See Adam Pollack, San Diego Examiner, December 16, 2010