Shoppers search for alternatives as grocery strike looms
SEATTLE — As the clock continues to countdown on the impending grocery store strike, thousands of shoppers in Western Washington say they will choose to honor the picket lines and take their shopping dollars elsewhere.
This looming grocery store strike will affect Fred Meyer, Safeway, Albertson’s and QFC stores. Over 21,000 workers in Snohomish, King, Pierce, Kitsap, Thurston and Mason counties have joined together in the labor dispute.
There are a number of grocery store locations that shoppers can use as alternatives to the striking grocers. Some stores in Seattle include:
- Central Co-Op (Capitol Hill)
- Don & Joe’s Market (Downtown)
- Metropolitan Market (Queen Anne)
- A & J Meats (Queen Anne)
- PCC (Fremont)
- Uwaqjimaya (International District)
For a complete list of stores with workers who will not head to the picket lines, visit StandWithOurCheckers.com.
The Strike was slated to begin at 7 p.m. Monday night. The last grocery strike in the Seattle area was in 1989 and last 81 days.