Much of southern California has been fearing a potential grocery strike which would have essentially shut down thousands of grocery stores and distributors in the area. The strike was originally brought on by the union wanting higher wages and as the negotiations began to fail threats of a strike arose. A strike such as this has not been seen in a heavily populated area like southern California in quite a long time and as a result many analysts were concerned about what might happen.
Fortunately today the union and employers finally struck a deal which will prevent the strike from happening. 50,000 grocery employees immediately rejoiced in the fact that they would not be temporarily losing pay as they were forced on strike and at the same time the general population of California was happy to hear that there would not be any major grocery shortages as originally predicted. Overall everyone won in this situation as the affected employees got what they needed while at the same time the people of California were not severely affected by a major strike.
Analysts had originally feared that there would be as many as 50,000 temporarily unemployed workers should the strike actually happen; there were also predictions that this would have a significant impact on the economy of southern California. Once again everyone involved was simply happy to have found a way to avoid the strike in time to keep everything running smoothly at the grocery stores.