At least, that is how it appears to me. Ryan Young, a Safeway employee, saw Quyen Van Tran beating his pregnant girlfriend, and told him to stop. When he didn’t, Young pushed Tran away from the woman. The man was arrested, pled out, and was sentenced to three years’ probation.

Young was told at the time of the incident that his job was safe, but was then suspended without pay for several weeks, during which the police sent a letter to the company praising Young’s actions, and protesters managed to get a petition with 180,000 signatures sent to the company, after which the union was able to get him back to work at a different Safeway store.

It shouldn’t take a petition, daily protests, and union representation for a company to know that employees should not tolerate men beating on pregnant women.

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