Grocery workers issued a 72-hour notice on Thursday night which cancelled the extension of their contract and paved the way for a strike. Workers have already begun to gather at their headquarters to assemble picket signs and prepare for the strike, which could start as early as Monday.

The negotiations, now in their eighth month, have been prolonged due to the supermarket corporation’s refusal to compromise on healthcare issues, say union officials.

OurWeekly spoke to shoppers outside of Ralphs grocery store on Manchester and Western to get residents’ take on how the strike will effect them.