Re: High Low Grocery Stores
Date: July 11, 2012 03:44PM
"Roney", not "Roaney"; as in "Roney's Ice Cream", the store brand.
I worked at store #5, at Lincoln and Belle Plaine, from 1970 to 1975. I left in June 1975, shortly after Retail Clerks International managed to become the employees union, replacing the company union that we previously enjoyed. Once RCI took over, my formerly 35+ hours per week of part-time dropped to 12 hours -- if I was lucky.
Coincidentally, the company closed down in October 1975. I was in California by then, but I heard that the reason for closing was that they couldn't afford the wages and benefits that had been demanded by RCI.