Friday, October 17, 2008

Wal-Mart Shuts down another Unionized Store...

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's biggest retailer, said it closed a unionized Quebec tire and lubrication shop because of costs tied to the first labor agreement imposed at any of its North American locations. 

More from Wal-Mart Watch.

Citing "an unworkable union contract" that increased costs by more than 30%, Wal-Mart Canada on Thursday closed the Tire Lube Express automotive center at its discount store in Gatineau, Quebec.
Read more of this story [Super Market News]


Nike is also suing Wal-Mart for patent infringement.

Politics

Obama & McCain took part in Charity Roast last night here in NY.  Here's the video.
Concerned about possible job losses through state budget cuts, the powerful New York State United Teachers is taking a vote today about endorsing all 30 state Senate Republicans 


Bill Thompson, the city Comptroller said he's running for mayor - no matter what



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