Mountain View's Nob Hill workers go on strike
Original post made on Nov 6, 2012
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on Nov 6, 2012 at 8:53 pm
Ok, I'll be the first to post a comment; I have been shopping at the Mtn. View Nob Hill store since it opened. I like the Post Office, US Bank, Self Service check out, and Deli. What I don't like is having to cross a "picket line" just to be able to use these services. So let's take a small look at UFCW currently picketing there. According to this article, The UFCW has a $60 million strike fund setup for its 7,500 strikers and is paying them $200.0 per week, (or $5.0 per hr) which comes to 1.5 million per week for all the strikers.This will only last 40 weeks before the UFCW runs out of money; in those 40 weeks, there goes Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, Birthdays, etc, all the way to 4th of July, 2013. Personally, I wish they go the 40 weeks and run out of money. During that time Nob Hill will have trained Non-Union employees and will start to lower their prices in time for the holidays. Then I hope the 7,500 strikers will go out and use there Butcher, Baker, Cashiering, Postal, etc skills to start their OWN small community business and take some of the customers that shopped at Nob Hill with them. In turn, this should help the strikers from feeling like victims and take charge of their OWN income, insurance, health, 401K, tax breaks, and retirement plans, and not be dependent on the UFCW to speak for them. That way the strikers will get the true American way of doing business in a free world. You never see the people who stand on the street corner "picketing". Everybody wins, I love small personal businesses. Good Luck.
on Nov 7, 2012 at 1:38 pm
I shopped at the MV NH store each and every weekend. I really enjoyed the experience. The atmosphere was very pleasant compared to Safeway and I became friends with the checkers and baggers...really nice and fun people. Hopefully they end the strike soon because as of now I'm not even activating my "Something Extra" rewards. Get to the bargaining table and BARGAIN. I on't cross a picket line made up of my friends.
on Nov 7, 2012 at 7:25 pm
I think Nob Hill Foods has had a tradition of the Best employees for any grocery store chain. They are happy people and treat their customers with the highest respect. I have been shopping at Nob Hill Foods since I was a kid at the Morgan Hill Store, then in the 80's they opened the store in Watsonville. I started shopping there. I even worked there for 5 years. I can say that these stores make money, The Capitola store in the 90's made over 100k a week on a slow week. The stores in this area are full of customers, happy customers. But right now at the Watsonville Store they are lucky if they get 20 customers in 1 day. They are even closing at 8PM. I say, support these employees. They deserve to have their Holiday pay and their Sunday Pay. While we are home they are working. DONT CROSS THE PICKET LINES!