According to the San Jose Mercury News, about 1,600 workers and drivers represented by Teamsters Local 439 are meeting this morning to discuss the terms of the agreement and vote. If the deal is approved, the strikers plan to return to work for Summit Logistics, the main distributor for Safeway stores in Northern California, Nevada and Hawaii, on Monday.
The workers have been protesting working conditions at Summit Logistics' warehouse in Tracy, Calif.
Summit spokesman Alonza Robertson told the paper that the company and the union agreed not to discuss the terms of the deal until after today's meeting. The union leaders could not be reached for comment, according to the paper.
Safeway spokesman David Bowlby told the paper the company will call back to work the remainder of several hundred workers it laid off when sales apparently dropped at some stores due to the strike. The Teamsters have been asking shoppers to boycott the chain.
The strike started Oct. 18 and continued through Thanksgiving. Summit hired temporary replacement workers, but some Safeway stores had trouble keeping shelves stocked anyway.
In addition, a judge issued a restraining order earlier this week against some of the strikers in response to violent acts allegedly committed during the protest.