Safeway workers will leaflet a dozen area supermarkets this Sunday (click here for the complete list) to protest the company's plan to close the Collingwood distribution center. Cerberus Capital Management, Safeway’s new owner, last week abruptly announced plans to close the facility, one of the newest grocery distribution centers in the country, during the Christmas holidays, costing local workers 900 jobs. "Please come out this Sunday and help us let your neighbors know what's at stake," urged Ritchie Brooks, president of Teamsters Local 730, which represents the warehouse workers. Also affected are Safeway drivers represented by Teamsters Local 639 and building maintenance workers who are members of Operating Engineers Local 99. photo by Chris Garlock/Union City
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