Fresh&Easy touts itself as a neighborhood market with affordable groceries (gasp! how un-American). One of the ways that Fresh&Easy maintains low prices is a non-union work force and an all self check-out procedure for payment. Caring little that folks have a low cost alternative for groceries, the grocery related unions have found a shill in Fiona Ma (D-SF) to launch AB183 which would ban alcohol sales through self-checkout stands. If adopted, this piece of legislation would effectively ban Fresh&Easy from selling alcohol and give the unions leverage in their efforts to get Fresh&Easy to “go union.” This move has been tried by the unions twice before, but with a liberal like Governor Brown in power they evidently think it is worth another try.