Support UFCW Local 7, shop elsewhere

UFCW signUCFW Local 7 workers, the people who look after you at Albertsons, Safeway and King Soopers, may have to go on strike on Saturday in a bid to save their retirement, benefits and hours. As it is they’ve already conceded to wages and work schedules much worse than yours. Do you support them in this fight? Well, you’ll have to figure out where to get your groceries for the next little bit. The more we deny the supermarket chains our business, the shorter the strike will inconvenience us.
 
Meanwhile however, the search for alternate sources of provisions just might expand your horizons. After you’ve found natural food, fresher produce, or more variety, the big three will have to offer us more of that to lure us back. There are plenty of more traditional grocery stores in town, specialty, natural and discount, where we could be shopping for our food. Check them out.

SPECIAL NOTE: DO NOT go to Walmart, Sam’s Club or Costco, because that’s who’s driving the wages down and giving the supermarket chains the idea that they can treat their workers as terribly.

As a rule too, do not use the auto-checkout machines because they are taking jobs from everyone.

Alright here’s an incomplete list:

GROCERS
Asian Pacific Market, 615 Wooten Rd, at Powers and Platte
India Bazaar, 3659 Austin Bluffs Parkway #35
La Cusquenita, 2031 E. Bijou
Rancho Liborio Market, 1660 S. Circle
Little Market, 749 E. Willamette
Mountain Mama Natural Foods, 1625 W. Uintah
New Han Yang Oriental Supermarket, 3835 E. Pikes Peak
Sammy’s Organic Natural Food Store, 830 Arcturus Dr
Seoul Oriental Grocery Mart, 2499 S. Academy
Thai Orchid Market, 2485 S. Academy
Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocers, (2 locations) 1780 E. Woodman
  + 1825 S. Nevada Ave, Southgate
Whole Foods Market, 7635 N. Academy, Briargate
Whole Foods Market, 3180 New Center Point

SALVAGED GROCERIES
Extreme Bargains, (3 locations) 3112 E. Platte
  + 3190 N. Stone + 2727 Palmer Park
Westside Bargain Mart, 3135 W. Colorado Ave
Community Market, 56 Park Ave, Manitou

SPECIALITY
Ceres’ Kitchen, 9475 Briar Village Point, Briargate
Staff of Life, 65 Second St, Monument
Carniceria Leonela, 3736 E. Pikes Peak Ave
Carnizeria Y Taqueria La Eca, 216 E. St. Elmo Ave
Arirang Supermarket, 3830 E. Pikes Peak
Back to the Basics Natural Foods, 2312 Vickers
Briar Mart, 1843 Briargate Blvd
Carniceria La Trigena, 217 N. Academy
Euro-Mart & Deli, 4839 Barnes
Wimberger’s Old World Bakery & Deli, 2321 Bott
Mollica’s Italian Market & Deli, 985 W. Garden of the Gods Rd

FARMERS MARKETS
Nana Longo’s Italian Market, 1725 Briargate Blvd
Spencers, 1430 S. Tejon St

MEAT MARKETS
All Natural Meat and Fish Market, 1645 Briargate Parkway, Briargate
Ranch Foods Direct, 2901 N. El Paso, Fillmore/El Paso
Andy’s Meat Market, 2915 E. Platte, Platte & Circle
Rocky Mountain Natural Foods, 2117 W. Colorado

DAIRY
Farm Crest Milk Stores, (7 locations) 4095 Austin Bluffs Parkway
  + 5050 Boardwalk Dr + 2105 W. Colorado Ave + 5510 S. Hwy 85/87
  + 3945 Palmer Park Boulevard + 2129 Templeton Gap Rd
Robinson Dairy, (delivery) 120 S. Chestnut, 719.475.2238
Royal Crest, (delivery) 1385 Ford St, 719.596.1986

BAKERIES
Great Harvest, (2 locations) 101 N. Tejon St + 6942 N. Academy
La Baguette, (4 locations) 2417 W. Colorado + 117 E. Pikes Peak
  + 4440 N. Chestnut + 1420 Kelly Johnson
Boonzaaijers Dutch Bakery, 4935 Centennial
Entenmann’s/Oroweat Bakery Outlet, 4715 Flintridge
Wonder Hostess Thrift Shop, 847 E. Platte

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26 Responses to Support UFCW Local 7, shop elsewhere

  1. Avatar Marie Walden says:

    You can also look into joining a food co-op (like Venetucci) or an organization like the Weston A. Price Foundation which are all about obtaining organic safe nutritious food from local sources. In simplicity there is freedom. Fuck Big Food!

  2. Avatar BrotherJonah says:

    Not with somebody else’s pecker…

    I know, tres gauche and sophomoric…

    Anyhow, what you kids got planned vis-a-vis the Bookman being right across the parking lot from Safeway?

    I have the x-rays from my surgery(ies), show what Lack of Union does to a worker’s rights.

    And health, and career prospects and whole quality of life and so forth and so on.

    And some brochure published first by Spanish Anarchists from their “civil” War, and the economic destruction caused thereby.

    One of my Russian friends sent me a quote 5 years ago that when America goes bankrupt (like we just did) we’ll be in a lot of trouble whereas the Russian people won’t.

    Because Americans by and large don’t even know how to plant potatoes.

    A fellow field worker told me that too, about 20 years ago.

    And turned me on to a few copies of The Revolutionary Worker.

    I wonder how our Friend in the rent-control apartment in New Dork will make out.
    (the post was deleted, For Others Wondering, but it would be easy to figure it out)

    Especially when the people who are being paid to protect him and his masters realize that they could get a lot more money and a lot less abuse from their employers if they simply stopped protecting the property and take it for themselves.

    The workers are the ones who build the wealth, not the Corporate Overseers.

  3. Avatar Dan Chinitz says:

    “SPECIAL NOTE: DO NOT go to Walmart”

    Walmart has done more to lower the cost of healthcare, particularly for low-income households, than any other company or government initiatives I can think of. The unique purchasing power of Walmart allows it to provide very affordable healthcare-related products and services, such as filling prescriptions at a fraction of their regular costs and lowering the cost of eyeglasses, especially for children.

  4. Avatar BrotherJonah says:

    Spoken (written) like a True Corporate Whore.

    Union Busting like Wal-Mart has engaged in, tirelessly, since its inception got my legs fucked up beyond all redemption.

    They support the “right to work” initiatives not just nationwide but World Wide.

    That’s the “right to work” law which includes little Pig Enabling qualifiers like you don’t have the right to Refuse a job, regardless of how hazardous or how low paying, if the Workforce Commission (deep in the Corporate Pockets, just like YOU) rules that it’s offered “in good faith”.

    They also support the continued Occupation of the Puppet States of Iraq and Afghanistan and the cyclic occupations of every “banana republic” whenever the people in those U.S. Corporate owned “free” nations stand up and defy their corporate Plantation Masters.

    Like continuously happens in Guatemala, has happened repeatedly in virtually every Central American nation, including the invasion of Panama based on a bullshit claim that Manuel Noriega had ordered a hit on an American who might have been an invention of the Bush41 administration.

    Like Lying Murdering Father, like Lying Murdering Son.

    The American soldier was probably just as much propaganda fiction as the WMDs.

    Then there’s the invasion of Grenada and the several attempts to foment the kind of “probable cause” incidents you Right Wingers love, to “justify” another invasion of Cuba and more invasions of Venezuela.

    That War-Mongering on the part of the Corporate Government has driven health care resources availability DOWN, driven the demand UP and thus the prices UP.

    You, sir, are a liar just like your Satanic leaders.

    What will you do, get the cops to beat me up for saying that?

    That IS your level of “courage”.

  5. Avatar Dan Chinitz says:

    “Union Busting like Wal-Mart has engaged in, tirelessly, since its inception got my legs fucked up beyond all redemption”

    You mean ,the unions who have contributed to the downfall of the American automobile industry, further sending the country into a financial tailspin and the world into an economic meltdown?

  6. Avatar Dan Chinitz says:

    “They also support the continued Occupation of the Puppet States of Iraq and Afghanistan and the cyclic occupations of every “banana republic” whenever the people in those U.S. Corporate owned “free” nations stand up and defy their corporate Plantation Masters.”

    Am I also, somehow, supporting China’s occupation of Tibet? Keep missing that one.

  7. We are following your negotiations closely and hope that the corporate players in your strike see the light. Why is it, that when grocery workers go on strike, it turns into a media circus? The Fox Newsies come out in droves (they blame the unions on the fall of the American auto industry as if they told the CEOs which cars would sell the best). The folks who, if the shoe was on the other foot would be much slower to speak, begin their anti-union campaign in earnest (professing the Wal-mart saves money because they don’t have to help their workers, instead shuffling the responsibility off to the taxpayer. And the media portrays it as if the union members were now trying to starve the general public (who in my experience show bias on camera and in print even though their publications would not be possible or as professional without union assistance).

    I might also mention that not a single naysayer would want their pay negotiations with their employer played out on the front page of the newspaper or in front of their co-workers. But grocery workers are a different story.

    It should also be noted that the employers are more worried and extremely concerned that they might lose a single customer.

    Short-term public support would make this a short-term work stoppage and everyone could back to work with a living wage.

    As all unions do, they support the weakest member and ask that the public do so as well.

  8. Avatar Dan Chinitz says:

    “The Fox Newsies come out in droves (they blame the unions on the fall of the American auto industry as if they told the CEOs which cars would sell the best).

    So, legacy costs are, what, inconsequential? The fact that GM has to pay ex-employee healthcare costs, imposed by the unions, in perpetuity doesn’t impact on the price of their cars, making them inherently uncompetitive and draining on GM’s bottom line? GM is, in effect, a healthcare company manufacturing cars as a sideline, thanks to the unions. Ironically, their actions have sealed their own fate.

  9. Avatar Tony Logan says:

    Stupid stuff of course as per norm of Right Wing IDF ‘Dan’. Blaming unions for the health care dump Americans are put through by corporate medical practice and claiming that Walmart is their Saviour! Could there be a more idiotic POV expressed than this? The medical care Americans receive is atrocious and it has absolutely nothing to do with unionism making it that way.

  10. Avatar Dan Chinitz says:

    “Stupid stuff of course as per norm of Right Wing IDF ‘Dan’. Blaming unions for the health care dump Americans are put through by corporate medical practice and claiming that Walmart is their Saviour! Could there be a more idiotic POV expressed than this? The medical care Americans receive is atrocious and it has absolutely nothing to do with unionism making it that way. ”

    And, of course, you are doing more to lower healthcare costs than Walmart, right?

  11. Avatar BrotherJonah says:

    Union safety rules would have prevented an approximate 750,000 dollar medical cost from one accident from one worker.

    Money that, because I’m not going to allow the Dan Chinitzes of the world row me out to an ice floe to DIE, has been paid by the government.

    If it had not been for that one accident combined with total lack of health care for 14 years thereafter, I would probably still be working construction and still paying my employer approximately 3 times as much (that was the Halliburton Subsidiary’s markup, I was getting paid $5 an hour and they were charging the customer $20 an hour)

    You’re supposed to be a lawyer, right, “dan”?

    The devastation caused by unsafe workplaces far outstrips people actually being PAID what it costs US to produce OUR labor.

    OUR labor feeds the parasite corporate “leaders” and their equally parasitic propagandists like DumFox Noose and YOU, “dan”.

    Your real name must actually BE Eichmann, and your first name must be “little”.

    Try to do some math, if you can.

    When the Communist party said that 5% of the population controlled 95% of the wealth, the Right Wing Slavemasters and their pathetic Mouthpieces like yourself chimed in saying that the real figure was 10% of the population controlled 85% of the wealth.

    So, in calling the Communists “liars” you stupid bastards admitted to the very foundations of the argument.

    Do some math.

    If 10 percent of the population control 8.5 times as much wealth as the other 90%, that means the Rich Bitches take 8.5 times as much as the REAL workers produce.

    What you gonna do about it, “dan” have me arrested and beaten?

    You and your Sick Perverted Nazi Ilk have already had it done, punk .

    You can laugh now, but what are you gonna do when the REAL workers you rob and then mock drag you out of your rent controlled apartment, PUNK?

    Squeal like the little pig you truly are?

  12. Avatar BrotherJonah says:

    Another math lesson, since you live in an apartment, or so you said before…

    Some of your fellow Murderous Thieving Right Wing Freaks say that renters shouldn’t have the right to vote or, indeed, any equality of rights as landowners.

    They say that only landowners pay property taxes.

    Much the same with the Workers supporting the Ritch Thieves with OUR labor, tenants pay the income of the landlords.

    Especially landlords whose only income is from renting their properties.

    Thus, the WORKERS pay the taxes of the Employers, the same way the Tenants pay the taxes of the Landlords.

    It’s very simple, “dan”, you’re too lazy or effete to grow your own food or build your own cars or build your own home, you have to pay to have it done for you.

    Our labor is the only asset we sell, and punks like you demand that we sell it to you at a price YOU demand, which is far less than what it costs US to produce our labor.

    That makes you thieves.

    That makes the paid-off police and the paid-off courts who support you in this thievery THIEVES right along with you.

    And when they kill or imprison (and torture, they do that in American Jails and chickenshits like YOU say that people who get that treatment “must have done something to deserve it”)

    (you said that about ME, personally, punk)

    That makes YOU equally guilty of the Tortures and Murders your Puppet Courts and Puppet Military and Puppet Gestapo commit in order to keep you fat lazy ass fed and safe from the retribution of those you rob and murder.

    You won’t wash the blood off your money, “dan”.

    That’s a stain that will never come clean.

    “out, damn spot!”

  13. Avatar Tony Logan says:

    Silly ‘Dan’ again replies to me…. ‘And, of course, you are doing more to lower healthcare costs than Walmart, right?’

    Walmart raises public health care costs by forcing its workers into having to obtain food stamp relief and indigent care. You are lost in space, Dude.

    Any time you need Walmart to lower your costs I suggest you ask the ambulance driver to deliver you to your local Walmart store, ‘Dan’. Wear your Star of David and wave the Israeli Flag for them, too, when you get there.

  14. Avatar Dan Chinitz says:

    Walmart lowers the cost of healthcare and for every other need, like food, milk, bread, eggs, TVs, whatever, to 300 million Americans and millions more people internally. I have yet to meet a Walmart customer complaining of saving money and being able to take care of their families. Sam Walton deserves the Nobel Prize.

  15. Avatar Dan Chinitz says:

    “Some of your fellow Murderous Thieving Right Wing Freaks say that renters shouldn’t have the right to vote or, indeed, any equality of rights as landowners.”

    You mean, like the Chinese and the Russians?

  16. Avatar Tony Logan says:

    ‘Sam Walton deserves the Nobel Prize’

    Your worship of the American plutocarcy is touching, ‘Dan’.

  17. Avatar The 13th says:

    I’m not immune to shopping Walmart. Or bargains. But the price tag is not always what is paid at the register.

    Yes, Walmart lowers health care costs…. by not paying them. Walmart rarely employs full time. Instead I’ve heard that they encourage the wage buffer of Social Services as compensation to their own internal wage scale.

    So when you praise Walmart’s workforce, what you truly are praising is America’s belabored Social Services System.

    …and the tenacious ability of humans to survive, care for each other. Hoorah!

    Not too sure about the idea of boycotting self-service technology as replacement for humans. It’s an old phobia that machines will take over, but so far I drive my car more than it drives me. Computer-tech is a different work force. I don’t think the issue is Work Force against Work Force, and would prefer to believe labor negotiations include room for mutual progress. The same logic – of less workers – could be applied to green bagging your groceries. I really prefer to bag my own. Sorry if that displaces workers.

    Otherwise – yeah – like others here, pls don’t take offense to those asking fairness. Support the strike. Support the negotiations. Support the boycott. Maybe it’s not your family (yet) – but it could be.

    My favorite Sam Wal tribute was the one his corp paid him. Shortly after his demise, the family removed Walmart’s recycling campaign. I suppose such a program gave inference of balanced consumerism, such heiresy!!!

    Anyone still recall last year’s Thankful Black Friday? Trampled by goodness they were. If I wanted to ask a satisfied customer that day, it must be the ones who left the footprints to whom Dan refers.

    Sure, Sam Walton deserves the Nobel Prize. The Peace Prize comes without warranty, but is exchangeable with proof of purchase. Heck, elect him Pope too! To hell with ethics and democratic representation.

    Sieg Heil to consumer convenience and meritous land fills. It’s good to know the family can play in parking lots supervised by cameras. Yep, there’s a sucker born every minute, and they all need the nurture of Big Boobs like Walmart.

    Oh well, it could be worse. Rather than consume ourselves to Death – we could just learn to live meagerly via those happy happy stavation wages paid from Wallyworld and gang.

    To the working CLASS – and NOT those who caste them… down. Best wishes, UFCW Local.

  18. Avatar BrotherJonah says:

    Right Wing Troll wrote

    (guy never gets the blockquote function right so I have to do it for him)

    “Some of your fellow Murderous Thieving Right Wing Freaks say that renters shouldn’t have the right to vote or, indeed, any equality of rights, as landowners.”

    You mean, like the Chinese and the Russians

    You mean the Federalist Society (your group) is a Sino-Russian plot?

    They’re also, btw, the biggest champions of the revitalized United States Slave Industry.

    (aka, Prison Labor, for sale to the highest bidder)

    Yes, your corporation can buy Unpaid Inmate Slave Labor for cheap, and you get Uniformed Thugs to act as your overseers thrown in as part of the deal. They can even kill the Sla… errr, “Convicts” on the spot if they get uppity with you.

  19. Avatar halfabrain says:

    To lump Costco in with Wal-mart, well, you really have not done your homework!! Costco provides liveable wages (often higher than Safeway/Kroger), excellent retirement, healthcare, oh, and no union dues to crooked organizations to fund political agendas. all this with half a brain

  20. Avatar Tony Logan says:

    Yeah sure, right, Half of It. To see just who owns COSTCO check out this… http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/ownership/institutional.asp?ric=COST.O

    Any other ‘homework’ assignments you might have for us, Half Wit? So much for all your crap, ay? Good try though…

  21. Avatar halfabrain says:

    See just who owns Costco???? What exactly does that say to counter my statement above? Does that change the fact that their employees, on average, are better compensated then me and my safeway “union” brethren, yet they pay no union dues? I do agree that wal-mart is bad, but Costco is not at all similar to wal-mart. anything else tough guy? here is an idea, educate yourself before you make an argument, especially online!

  22. Avatar Tony Logan says:

    HalfBrain, Costco is absolutely similar to Sam’s Club except for the fact that Sams’ Club and Walmart got started in non-union Arkansas and Costco got its start in Washington State, where there ARE in fact still some unions in partial action. In their beginning, Costco’s business model catered to those unions in the area and paid a few more bucks to its workers in order to curry favor with these unions’ leadership and get their organized union workers in as customers for supposedly being a better alternative to shop at for union workers than non-unionized Walmart was.

    Sure, the two companies never were ABSOLUTELY identical but nobody here ever said that they were. Now that Costco has spread out of the region where they got started, they have gotten down to having less and less workers at their stores that are in unions and their employees are not doing all that great at all. Unless you think that making $11.50 to $16 average salary is all that great? (it is hard to get reliable info as to the EXACT figure?) Better than Walmart no doubt… but hardly living high on the hog.

  23. Avatar Maya says:

    Tony, your biography says you’re an alcoholic, a drug abuser and a high school dropout. Your parents must be proud of how your turned out.

  24. Avatar Tony Logan says:

    You dummies on the Right have no sense of humor, do you? My self written bio says ‘drug pusher’ and not ‘drug user’ and that is because those who know me know just exactly that my real job is ‘passing out medications’, and has been for about 1/4 if a century now.

    My line of work is that of a supposedly noble American health care worker, Maya. My bio is a comment about the phony US ‘war on drugs’ and the messed up US Medical Care System I work in and not a comment about myself at all. Now I wish I had a dollar for every Right Wing stupe that has written for this blog the same original nit-witted remark you just wrote. I’d be rich!

  25. Avatar Rod Molidor says:

    Safeway and Soopers have hardly budged at all from their original demands. The UFCW has already said that they wish the companies would meet them halfway. The companies are going to hold the line until there is a strike. These used to be very good paying jobs and every year, they get closer and closer to Wal-Mart type jobs. It’s sad.

  26. Avatar Tony Logan says:

    The companies simply want to control it all. Long gone is the day when there was that myth that American companies supposedly wanted their employees to share in the benefits that the so-called ‘free market’ was providing us all. It was always a myth anyway but many in this country once believed in it.

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