Monday, November 3, 2008

Monday Morning One Liners...NYS Senate update

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New labor rules under an Obama presidency and a Democratic supermajority in Congress could result in additional grocery chains being unionized within six months, according to a union organizer speaking in a conference call Friday. Patrick O’Neill, executive vice president of the United Food and Commercial Workers union.

Wal-Mart Stores garnered the No. 1 position in Cannondale’s 2008 PoweRanking survey of retailers, marking the Bentonville, Ark.-based company’s 10th consecutive year in that spot
Sholom Rubashkin, son of Agriprocessors owner Abraham Aaron Rubashkin and a former plant manager, has been charged with conspiracy to harbor undocumented immigrants for financial gain, aiding and abetting document fraud, and aiding and abetting aggravated identity theft. In May, the Postville, Iowa, plant was raided, and agents arrested 389 workers, more than 30 of which were reportedly children.


Foley has a significant lead over Trunzo.


A new poll from Siena College [PDF] of six key State Senate races show Democrats on the verge of ousting an incumbent on Long Island, and successfully defending a seat in Erie County, but losing in Buffalo--and possibly even in Queens


70 Years of GOP Senate may be over tomorrow.


This could lead to chaos.
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