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The Honolulu Advertiser

Updated at 12:26 p.m., Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Striking Times workers plan rally today at Kahala store

Advertiser Staff

Striking workers at Times Super Market will be joined by other union members at a rally this afternoon at the Times Kahala store.

About 80 union workers who have not been called back to work by Times and members of the Hawai'i Teamsters & Allied Workers Union Local 996 and Hotel & Restaurant Workers Union Local 5 will be handing out fliers to shoppers from 2:30-5 p.m. at the store. The group wants to let shoppers know that a labor dispute continues and will ask them to boycott Times stores.

The 116 unionized workers in the Times meat department went on strike Dec. 17 over medical benefits. More than 30 employees have been recalled to work last week, but the remaining workers were not asked to come back and their status is uncertain.