Because even if they do accept E.B.T., a liquor store is not a grocery store…

On Thursday, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770, the union representing about 62,000 employees of Ralph’s, Vons, Food 4 Less, and Albertson’s in Southern California filed a 72-hour notice of its intention to end its current working arrangements with the chain stores, opening the window for a strike.

One of the negotiation sticking points has been the employee’s share of health insurance. Under the most recent offer, workers would pay about $36 per month for individual health insurance, or $92 per month for family coverage.

Over the weekend, thousands of picket signs have been assembled. Union bosses were organizing strike captains Saturday.

All Ralphs stores and as many as 100 Albertsons would close in the event of a strike, while Vons would stay open, store representatives said Friday. Some Ralphs would eventually reopen on a store-by-store basis.

In the event an agreement isn’t reach by 7:10 p.m. Sunday and  grocery workers walk off the job, the following is a list of Black owned and independently owned grocery stores and markets in and around South L.A. including Watts, Mid-City, Ladera Heights, Windsor Hills, Compton, Carson, Gardena, and Inglewood.

BLACK OWNED

African Produce Market Inc
4564 West Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA

Caribeean Market
1425 Nadeau Street
Los Angeles, CA

Right Choice Caribbean Market
4233 Crenshaw Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA

Dokins African Supermarket
14500 South Western Avenue
Gardena, CA

Simply Wholesome
4508 West Slauson Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

Caribbean Market
4725 South Hoover Street
Los Angeles, CA

AFRICAN/WEST INDIAN/CARIBBEAN

African Produce Market Inc
4564 West Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA

Caribeean Market
1425 Nadeau Street
Los Angeles, CA

Right Choice Caribbean Market
4233 Crenshaw Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA

Dokins African Supermarket
14500 South Western Avenue
Gardena, CA

Simply Wholesome
4508 West Slauson Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

Caribbean Market
4725 South Hoover Street
Los Angeles, CA

Datmoi Market
14415 Crenshaw Boulevard
Gardena, CA

Washington Square Market
4040 West Washington Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA

SOUTH LOS ANGELES (including Watts)

La Mexicana Market
8319 Main Street
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 753-66430.1 miles

El Tapatio Markets
310 East Florence Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 751-50150.1 miles

El Rancho Fresh Market
11805 South Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

El Ranchito Market
1526 East 92nd Street
Los Angeles, CA

Giant Bargain
1526 East Florence Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

Caribeean Market
1425 Nadeau Street
Los Angeles, CA

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market
1025 East Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA

Superior Warehouse Grocers Inc
8811 South Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

Super Value Plus Market
4153 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA

Caribbean Market
4725 South Hoover Street
Los Angeles, CA

MID-CITY

Right Choice Caribbean Market
4233 Crenshaw Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA

Ranch Market
5212 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA

Advance Food Market
5469 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA

Western Grocery
3725 South Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

Triangle Market
2625 South Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

African Produce Market Inc
4564 West Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA

Washington Square Market
4040 West Washington Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA

LADERA HEIGHTS/WINDSOR HILLS

Simply Wholesome
4508 West Slauson Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

Trader Joe’s
8645 South Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA

INGLEWOOD

Best Way Supermarket
1035 South La Brea Avenue
Inglewood, CA

Best Bargain
209 West Arbor Vitae Street
Inglewood, CA

Buy Low Food Market
250 North La Brea Avenue
Inglewood, CA

El Super Inglewood
3321 West Century Blvd
Inglewood, CA

Top Valu Markets
10819 Hawthorne Boulevard
Lennox, CA

CARSON

Buy-Low Markets
1245 East Watson Center Road
Carson, CA

Payless Foods
23501 Avalon Boulevard
Carson, CA

La Venadita Meat Market
22035 Main Street
Carson, CA

Best Way Super Market
20226 Avalon Boulevard
Carson, CA

Henry’s Market
18409 Avalon Boulevard
Carson, CA

GARDENA

Payless Foods
2301 West Rosecrans Avenue
Gardena, CA

Datmoi Market
14415 Crenshaw Boulevard
Gardena, CA

Dokins African Supermarket
14500 South Western Avenue
Gardena, CA

99 Ranch Market
1340 W Artesia Blvd
Gardena, California

COMPTON

Superior Grocers
111 East Compton Boulevard
Compton, CA

Best Way Super Market
420 South Long Beach Boulevard
Compton, CA

La Mexicana
1611 North Willowbrook Avenue
Compton, CA

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market
2175 West Rosecrans Avenue,
Compton, CA

List compiled by Jasmyne Cannick.  Follow her on Twitter @Jasmyne and on Facebook at facebook.com/jasmyne.