Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Supermarket News covers Local 1500 Building Blocks Project

NYC Union Launches Supermarket Advocacy Campaign

NEW YORK — The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1500 on Tuesday applauded a recent study by the city’s planning commission showing detrimental public health and economic effects of a lack of supermarkets in certain city neighborhoods and unveiled a 14-point statement of policy suggestions designed to assist communities gain greater access to food stores. The policy suggestions encourage the preservation and development of supermarkets in low-income communities by making economic incentives available to food retailers to build and operate stores, and to discourage supermarkets from being evicted. The local is based in Queen’s Village in the borough of Queens.

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