Justice for Grocery Workers

Essential Workers Deserve Justice

Too many grocery workers are supporting their families on poverty wages that are earned on difficult work schedules that don’t amount to full time because corporations are trying to avoid giving them benefits. 

At CLUE, we believe grocery workers deserve the dignity of a full-time, 40-hour schedule and a living wage with benefits that allows them to support their families and provide them the medical care they need. 

Over the years, we have worked with our partners at United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) on campaigns to unionize workers at Vons, Ralphs, Albertsons, Walmart and El Super, among others. Many of those who benefited from those campaigns have joined us at the picket lines to help achieve full representation for their fellow workers.

Tourism Workers!

12 April 2023

CLUE stands with workers as Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr. introduced a motion to the city council to raise the wage for tourism workers in LA to $25 an hour, with plans to increase their pay to $30 by 2028. This action is more critical than ever as the wage rates have not kept up

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10 April 2023

Members, customers, and communities came together to rally in front of Ralphs and Vons in Lakewood to #StopTheMerger, which could be devastating for workers, customers, and communities. Thank you, Assemblymember Josh Lowenthal Long Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy CLUE: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice Long Beach Residents Empowered for coming out and supporting workers!

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7 April 2023

On Good Friday in Downtown Los Angeles, CLUE faith leaders from across Southern California united with Los Angeles Catholic Worker and UNITE HERE Local 11 for an unforgettable Stations of the Workers’ Cross event! Remembering the sufferings of Christ in Christian faith traditions alongside the struggles of hospitality workers in Southern California and beyond, we

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4 April 2023

Liberation for All . Temple Israel’s Social Action Committee & Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE), organized by Rev. Mary Duong, hosted an Interfaith Worker Justice Passover Seder. We related the Passover story of the Jewish people’s Exodus from their oppression in ancient Egypt to the current context of hospitality workers seeking an

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Housing Justice

1 April 2023

On March 31, 2023, it was our joy to join hundreds of housing justice supporters in LA to celebrate our resounding victory last November with United to House L.A., commemorate the beginning of its implementation as April begins, and reinvest in the power and solidarity of our multiracial and vibrant coalition for affordable housing, worker

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Grocery Workers across So Cal continue to demand decent pay and fair scheduling even as they ponder a decision to strike.

17 March 2022

A January 2022 Economic Roundtable report highlighted the desperate plights of grocery workers including low-wages and last-minute scheduling that sends them scrambling to find childcare and transportation.  The study is a lot to digest, but the bottom line is this: Kroger (Ralphs/Food 4 Less) is extracting profit and exploiting workers to maximize CEO pay and

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