Negotiations between Raley's and the UFCW broke down about 2AM after about a year of negotiations. The union was determined to strike even without giving the employees a chance to vote on the latest proposed contract. We were up at 8 AM to go shopping at Raley's and to let the employees who have decided to continue to work that we support them. After shopping at our local Raley's we ran out to the Raley's in Folsom, where Robin works, to talk to her boss (nice lady) and to support those employees (the ones inside working) as well.
We didn't get too much grief from her co-workers on the picket line, that was nice. Things were getting ugly online, people throwing the word "scab" around and saying bad things about those who have simply decided to do what was best for their families. Funny thing is, we don't see ourselves as supporting, or not supporting Raley's or the Union. The way I see it is we aren't to place our trust in the things of this world, but rather in our Heavenly Father. Robin and I feel that we don't work for "Raley's" or "Professional Computer Resources", or the "UFCW" but rather that we work for Him. It is He who provides for us, it is He who provides for our families. As such, to place our trust in a human corporation, or a human union would be nothing more that to have misplaced our trust. So, we will do what we feel is in the best interest of our family, and leave the results to God. :)
Mom was in the hospital most of the morning, she has a virus that was causing a skin rash. Dad kept us in the loop until we were able to drop by and see her later n the evening. Robin and I went to our regular Sunday fellowship, it was led by Charles and it was very good. We included my Mom in our closing prayers and then Robin and I dropped by to see her.
I was hungry and ran back to our local Raley's to grab us some dinner. They seemed to be busy enough, I hope it doesn't last too long and that those who decided to strike are able to return to work after things are settled. I grabbed this shot from the parking lot before I left, not the greatest shot but I picked it anyway.
Take care all,
From Darron Daily - 2012