The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation issued a special legal notice for workers potentially affected by a strike being threatened by United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union officials at Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions, and Ralphs grocery store locations in Southern California.

According to news reports, the UFCW is preparing to order a strike against Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions, and Ralphs grocery stores, impacting over 47,000 employees. The Foundation’s legal notice informs these affected workers of the rights union officials often hide, including that the workers have the right to continue to work to support their families.

Importantly, the notice gives workers who want to exercise their right to work information on how to avoid fines and punishment that would likely be imposed by union officials.

“The situation raises serious concerns for employees who believe there is much to lose from a union-ordered strike,” the legal notice reads. “That is why workers confronted with strike demands frequently contact the Foundation to learn how they can avoid fines and other union imposed discipline for working during a strike to support themselves and their families.”

The Foundation’s special legal notice highlights workers’ rights to resign union membership and to revoke their union dues check-offs. The notice also provides helpful information for removing unaccountable union officials from a workplace by using a decertification petition to obtain a secret ballot vote whether to remove the union.

The National Right to Work Foundation is the nation’s premier organization exclusively dedicated to providing free legal assistance to employee victims of forced unionism abuse. The full notice can be found at https://www.nrtw.org/ufcw-ca/

“Despite what union officials may tell workers or try to pressure them into doing, workers always have the right to continue to work during a strike. However to do so, there are important steps they should follow to defend themselves from vindictive union retaliation,” National Right to Work Foundation President Mark Mix said. “For decades, the Foundation has provided free legal aid to workers to protect them from Big Labor’s coercive tactics, which are especially common during union boss-instigated strikes.”

The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization providing free legal aid to employees whose human or civil rights have been violated by compulsory unionism abuses. The Foundation, which can be contacted toll-free at 1-800-336-3600, assists thousands of employees in around 250 cases nationwide per year.

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