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Published reports say that Kroger’s Ralphs Grocery Co. is being investigated by the US Attorney’s office, which is looking at charges that during the recently completed labor strike/lockout, the company allowed locked-out employees to work under false identities.

A grand jury has been convened to consider the charges. If proven, the company could face criminal penalties.

These charges were originally aired when the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) made similar allegations last January.
KC's View:
The irony, of course, is that even if these things happened, it isn’t just Ralphs that is guilty. It also is the members of the UFCW who took the money and used the false names.

Which sort of raises questions about their commitment to the union.