As an anonymous Rite Aid intern from the midwest, I can tell you that my PDM called all the interns in our district on Friday to ask us to scab for a week. Flight, car, food, hotel included. I asked if I would have to cross a picket line, and she said yes and that it would be "exciting" and "the best way to serve patients," because I would be helping them get their medication or something. She asked which week of the next four I could go, and if I chose to go I would hear from someone a few days beforehand with details about where I'd be going. She hinted that I would probably get more than 40 hours, but didn't say anything about overtime.
A couple of thoughts:
1) If anyone comes to California and works 40 hours, yes, they will get overtime. Thanks to the battles unions fought on your behalf long ago, it is the state law. Of course, you'll be depending on the integrity of a company in the process of fucking their employees out of health insurance and sick days to follow the law when employing temporary, out of state workers, who will have no one to complain to if they get the shaft. Good luck with that. Also...
2) If you come out here, you run the risk of me driving down there and kicking your ass so hard your rectum ends up in front of your incisors. I have heard rumors of union goons since my arrival in California, and I can only hope they are true, and that they'll give any scabs all the excitement they are looking for.
3) If I were the UFCW, I would schedule the strike for September 15th. The first day Walgreens will be taking back Express Scripts customers.
4) Fuck anyone who even thinks about coming out here to scab. Fuck them hard and without lube.