If members of the United Food and Commercial Workers ratify a tentative deal, Ralph's, Vons, Albertson's and 54,000 employees will have dodged a bullet. Picket signs had been handed out before the agreement was reached this morning. We hear how the last strike and walkout changed the grocery business back in 2003 and 2004. What do the grocers have in common with GM, Ford and Chrysler? Also, why nobody knows how much cheating by teachers goes on in California public schools. Is it a consequence of accountability? On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, how secure is Social Security?
Banner image: NAACP members participating in the NAACP's 102nd annual national convention join a rally in front of Ralphs grocery store on July 27, 2011 in Los Angeles. The delegates marched in a show of support for workers who are in contract negotiations and threatening to strike Southern California's three major grocery chains. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images