Thursday, June 19, 2008

Thursday Morning One Liners...

Ikea opens in Red Hook [Post] and [Brooklyn Eagle] and [Brooklyn Paper]

Mark McEwan, a noted restaurateur and television chef, is planning to open a gourmet grocery store in Toronto next year Read more of this story

City health officials here yesterday confirmed six new cases of salmonella linked to contaminated tomatoes.
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Waldbaums pharmacists represented by Local 338 of the United Food and Commercial Workers union here on Wednesday said they have filed a claim against A&P with the National Labor Relations Board, charging the retailer with engaging in unfair labor practices during negotiations for a new contract.
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Walter D’Agostino signed on with the rival supermarket chain to revitalize its ailing stores, six years after walking away from the family business.

Kroger reaches tentative contract with Indianapolis-area workers
MSN Money - USA
Kroger Co. said it has a tentative deal on a new contract with the United Food & Commercial Workers Union Local 700 in Indianapolis. ...

City health officials on Wednesday confirmed six new cases of salmonella linked to a nationwide outbreak of infected tomatoes, bringing the total number of New York City cases to seven.

Albor Ruiz writes on the looming threat of Hunger in NYC.

New York City is set to start fining chain restaurants that don't post calorie counts on their menus by next month.

A federal judge on Wednesday provisionally approved the first part of proposed settlements totaling $3.9 million in two closely watched wage-violation lawsuits brought against one of Manhattan's leading restaurant owners. The judge, Paul A. Crotty, of Federal District Court in Manhattan, approved a $588,000 settlement in a lawsuit against the Redeye Grill, a Midtown restaurant, and indicated that he would soon approve a second settlement of more than $3 million against other restaurants owned by the Fireman Hospitality Group, which owns Redeye. Those restaurants are Cafe Fiorello, Bond 45, Brooklyn Diner, Shelly's and Trattoria Dell'Arte. Waiters and other workers charged that Fireman's restaurants often violated wage and hour laws by erasing hours from employees' time cards, not paying the minimum wage and overtime, giving managers part of the tips and docking employees' paychecks if their customers walked out without paying. Five workers are also threatening to bring a new lawsuit charging sexual harassment and racial discrimination.

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