Billionaire California businessman Ron Burkle (Ralph's supermarket chain) has long funded everyone from the Clintons to Jesse Jackson (he provided the funds for him to settle with his mistress) and the CalPERS (California Public Employees'Pension Funds) is heavily invested in funds he heads.
Burkle's firm Ralph's has been charged with several very serious violations of federal labor laws .
The Ralphs supermarket chain has been indicted on charges it violated a number of federal labor laws during the 2003 grocery strike in Southern California. The 106—page indictment was returned by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles today. Prosecutors say the grocery chain issued thousands of paychecks to employees hired under false names and allowed the workers to cash the checks at its stores. The indictment also says the chain tried to conceal the practice from the union by sending locked—out employees to work at stores far from the ones where they were regularly employed. Ralphs locked out its....
Do you suppose the party and the unions involved will move their pickets and campaign against Wal—Mart to Ralph's?
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