I'm Kissing Shopping at Ralphs' Goodbye
Ralphs Grocery Co. will pay $70 million under a deal approved in federal court Monday to settle charges it illegally hired hundreds of workers under fake names during a 2003-2004 grocery strike and lockout.I will continue to frequent my local farmer's markets and Trader Joe's, but for those infrequent trips to a commerical grocery store, I'll gladly say hello to Gelson's again.
In accepting the deal, U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson harangued the supermarket chain for its actions.
"Ralphs subverted a process designed to ensure labor disputes are resolved fairly and equitably," Anderson said. "The plea agreement imposes meaningful financial punishment on Ralphs." - OC Register and LATimes