Confirmed victory
Petitioning Safeway Inc.

Give Safeway employee Ryan Young his job back with back pay

185,416
Supporters

Success!

May 24, 2012

The support for Mr. Young was immense as the petition gathered more thatn 180,000 signatures of people who believed Mr. Young acted in the most appropiate manner given the circumstances. Safeway has reinstanted Mr. Young along with backpay and benefits.

On April 21, 2012, Safeway employee Ryan Young intervened when he saw a customer assaulting his pregnant girlfriend. The incident took place in a Safeway store located in the city of Del Rey Oaks, California. Local law enforcement stands behind Mr. Young's actions (source) but despite this Safeway has since suspended Mr. Young without pay. 


Mr. Young told local journalists that he was motivated to step in because his own wife is five months pregnant. Now, he is stressed that he hasn't been able to earn an income for his family and doesn't know if Safeway will allow him to return to his job.

As a customer at the Del Rey Oaks store and a security officer myself at a local community college, I was shocked to hear how Safeway has treated Mr. Young -- and I know many others agree. I believed strongly that Safeway's punitive stance was unfair to Mr. Young and something had to be done.

The support for Mr. Young was immemense as the petition gather more thatn 180,000 signatures of people who believeed that Mr. Young acted in the most appropiate manner given the circumstances. Safeway has reinstanted Mr. Young along with backpay.



This petition was delivered to:
  • Safeway Inc.
  • Senior VP, Safeway Inc.
    Russell M. Jackson
  • CEO, Safeway Inc.
    Steven A. Burd
  • United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW)
    Rond Lind
  • Public Affairs and Government Relations, Safeway Inc.
    Wendy Gutshall
  • Safeway Inc.
    Larree Renda
  • Safeway Inc.
    Dale Olson
  • Safeway Inc.
    Teena Massingill


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