Ralphs Is Indicted on Labor-Law Charges

Ralphs Is Indicted on Labor-Law Charges
A Kroger grocery chain was indicted on federal charges of hiring workers under false names and violating numerous other labor laws during a 2003 strike in Southern California.

The 106-page indictment, returned by a federal grand jury, accuses Ralphs of engaging in a “company-wide course of criminal conduct involving the hiring of locked-out employees under false names, Social Security numbers and documentation.”

The grocery chain issued thousands of paychecks to falsely identified employees and allowed the workers to cash the checks at its stores, the indictment alleged. The chain tried to conceal the practice from the workers' union by sending locked-out employees to work at stores far from the stores at which they regularly worked, the indictment charged.

I'm not sure exactly what this means, but something to pay attention to.


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