(KGTV) - Southern California workers at major grocery stores are voting Monday on whether to authorize a strike after negotiations over a new contract stalled.
Even if workers that are part of the UFCW Local 135 union approve a strike, it does not mean employees at Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons stores will immediately walk off the job.
Voting to authorize a strike will allow union leaders to call for one at any time, if necessary.
The union says workers have been working without a contract since March, and over a dozen meetings in which employees asked for better wages and improved benefits have come and gone without a resolution.
Representatives from the three major grocers said they are committed to working with the unions to avoid a possible work stoppage.