Re "Raley's, union upbeat so far" (Page A1, Nov. 6): I work for Raley's. I have gotten letter after letter from Joyce and Mike Teel and Raley's about crossing the picket line and resigning from the union. They have cut our hours all year to 24 hours a week, which is the minimum they can schedule because of the union. Three-fourths of the work force is part-time employees who are actually making a decent living considering the hours.
They want to cut more hours and make us pay for health benefits. If we pay for health benefits with only 24 hours of pay per week, where will we be? No money for rent or food; government will have to step in to help us out. Is this where we want to go to be like Wal-Mart?
-- Ed Ivanovich, Rancho Cordova
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