Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Wednesday Morning One Liners...


The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union here said yesterday it will mobilize its 1.3 million members to support Health Care for America Now, a coalition of labor, medical and business organizations that announced a national campaign yesterday for affordable quality health care for all Americans.
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Here's the press release

And here's the UFCW Press Release.

Must read:

Lia Petridis of the Huffington Post writes on Hunger in NYC.

Union workers at Overwaitea’s Save-On Foods voted by 75% to approve a new contract, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1518 here said Tuesday.
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Brooklyn 'barley notices' the concrete truck drivers strike.

You can read the details of the new Con Ed contract here.

Fearing Southampton's busiest commercial highway could be built up even before the town can plan for its future development, town officials have proposed a yearlong moratorium on new construction along County Route 39 from Shinnecock Hills to Water Mill

Wal-Mart has lost its bid to overturn a 2005 Long Island jury verdict that found the nation's No. 1 retailer guilty of discrimination against a mentally disabled Centereach man.

Politics

Some prominent New York delegates who supported Hillary Clinton say it would be a bad idea for her name to be placed in nomination at the Democratic convention next month.

Kevin Sack writes on McCain's radical health plan.

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