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Building trades union targets Safeway

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Friday, June 3rd, 2011 at 10:14 am in Labor politics.

The Contra Costa Building and Construction Trades Council calls Safeway “The Local Job Molester” in a flyer it will hand out this weekend. (See below)

The trades council is aggrieved over what it describes as Safeway’s decision to hire out-of-town workers and contractor, Tilton Pacific Construction of Rocklin, to build a new super Safeway in El Cerrito.

“Unfortunately, it seems profits are more important to Safeway than local people and local jobs,” the flyer reads. “Yet they want you to spend your hard earned dollar at their store. Safeway’s annual revenue is $42.3 billion.”


Anti-Safeway flyer

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  • Bill S

    The flyer doesn’t say anything about the disparity in job costs. I’d love to see a side-by-side comparison of what the bids were. No one takes into account that maybe Tilton has given Safeway a good deal because they funnel many stores to them to build or remodel. In this day and age, everyone has to be competitive. There’s more to this story than the CCB and CTC are saying!

  • Publius

    Can anyone in this state do anything without the unions getting involved? The union strangle hold should be apparent to all, but still year after year we vote in those who are beholden to them.

  • RR, Senile Columnist

    Artwork looks like something from the 1930s. The script, too, from the platform of the Communist party of that era.