Source: Random Lengths News

On May 8, exactly one month before Food 4 Less workers’ contract expires, Food 4 Less workers, the contract bargaining committee and community supporters delivered 836 petitions containing 4184 signatures in Orange County to store management and company representatives demanding a contract that respects their work and provides equity with other union grocery stores in California.

The Kroger Co.-owned Food 4 Less stores, frequently situated in lower-income communities of color, maintain prices that are often comparable to higher-end Ralphs stores. Yet, the disparity in wages, especially for the predominantly Black and Latino workforce at Food 4 Less stores, highlights a staggering reality where these essential workers are overwhelmingly cost-burdened, facing housing insecurity, and struggling to provide food for their families despite playing crucial roles in providing food access to their communities.

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