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The Los Angeles Times reports that the US Attorney’s office in Southern California is offering immunity from prosecution to Ralphs employees who crossed picket lines during the strike/lockout there and worked under false names and Social Security numbers.

The condition for immunity is that the employees who come forward have to help the government with its investigation of how the scenario came about, and perhaps help it win indictments and convictions against managers and executives at the chain.

Ralphs reportedly forwarded a letter from the US Attorney guaranteeing the immunity to all its employees, while also sending its own letter to employees promising that there will not be repercussions against employees that cooperated with the federal probe.
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