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No More Picketers at Tacoma City Grocer
It would appear that after more than a year of picketing the downtown Tacoma City Grocer, members of UFCW Local 367 have packed in their pickets and banners, and called it a day.
Visitors to the grocery store at 13th and Pacific this week may have noticed that, for the first time since the store’s opening in September, 2011, the sidewalks out front are free of picketers with signs attempting to discourage passersby from buying at the non-union store.
The first few days of 2013 have been picketer-free, and it looks like we can expect that to be the new normal. There’s been no agreement or changes in the grocery store’s operations, from what we hear. Kathleen Cooper at The News Tribune called the union rep, and received what sounds like a pretty terse response. The union has done what it set out to accomplish, and feels its work there is done. Period.
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