Lively and in-depth discussions of city news, politics, science, entertainment, the arts, and more.
Hosted by Larry Mantle
Airs Weekdays 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

The 101 On The Potential SoCal Grocery Store Worker Strike




Grocery Workers Contemplate Going On Strike
Grocery Workers Contemplate Going On Strike
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Listen to story

11:11
Download this story 5MB

Grocery workers at various stores in Southern California decided to authorize union leaders to call for a strike, meaning that leaders will be able to organize a walkout at any moment. 

It’s been 16 years since the longest and biggest strike of grocery store workers in the U.S., which spanned four months in Central and Southern California. 

We get the latest on the strike today, as well as a recap of what happened in 16 years ago and what parallels might exist between the two situations. 

With guest host Libby Denkmann

Guest: 

James Peltz, business writer for The Los Angeles Times who’s been following the story and also covered the 2003-04 strike; he tweets @PeltzLATimes