Thursday, January 15, 2009

Trader John's is no more, Wal-Mart pays more fines....

Change to Win FederationImage via WikipediaThe South Hampton Press writes on grocery stores permitted to sell wine.

Wal-Mart's paying Minnesota $14 Million.

Trader John's is no more, after a court ruling yesterday, here's a photo of them covering the sign up.

More @ city life: Another defeat for Castamatidis. Lots of blogs are having fun with this story.


Wal-Mart, which used to enjoy good business despite the economic slowdown, is experiencing the bite of the ongoing recession on its sales, said outgoing Wal-Mart chief executive officer H. Lee Scott.


Lee Scott regrets not addressing his critics.


Wal-Mart & the American Labor Movement

  • Can Labor Revive the American Dream? [The Nation]
    This simple amendment to federal labor law, which would, among other things, allow workers to unionize when a majority sign cards rather than requiring a bruising election, has galvanized the business community in a way even the $700 billion bailout couldn't. "I get the sense that this is more important to them than even taxes or regulation," says the AFL-CIO's director of government affairs, Bill Samuels. "This is about power. And the business community is not going to give up power willingly." Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott said as much to a meeting with analysts in October. "We like driving the car," he told them, "and we're not going to give the steering wheel to anybody but us."
  • Passage of US Employee Free Choice Act is Key to Global Organising Drive [UNI Global Union (Switzerland)]
    Jennings on Tuesday chaired a meeting with leaders of US unions affiliated to both the AFL-CIO and the Change to Win federation, who are working together to get the legislation passed. UNI President and UFCW President Joe Hansen and AFL-CIO President John Sweeney spoke at the opening of the meeting, which also included representatives from the International Trade Union Confederation and trade union centres from around the world.
The Fresh Market to open first Connecticut store in Novermber.

Politics

Freshman State Sen. Brian X. Foley has landed a plum committee chairmanship as Democrats assume control of the Senate for the first time in 43 years

New Yorkers want Cuomo over Kennedy.

Here's more on Suozzi and seat.


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