Friday, February 6, 2009

It's time to pass Employee Free Choice, Bashas' to close stores, Friday Morning News

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Employee Free Choice, on Tuesday over one million signatures were handed to congress on a petition urging congress to sign EFCA.

Workers to Congress: "It's time to pass Employee Free Choice"

Union leaders brought hundreds of their rank-and-file members and petitions that they said held 1.5 million signatures to Capitol Hill for a rally in support of the Employee Free Choice Act, escalating an already intense fight over the controversial bill. [Associated Press]

CNN: Struggle between workers and business

Elsewhere

Local businesses "Supermarket wine sales will sink us."

The first sales tax check for 2009 came in Thursday and it showed Nassau County was starting the year the same way it closed out last year -- on a downward spiral.

Jobs for immigrants in Long Island are scarce.

Western Union has signed a five-year renewal agreement with The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., Inc. to extend money transfer, money order and bill payment services throughout the majority of the grocer's stores.

Bashas' in Arizona is planning to close five locations, including its prototype Ike's Farmers Market near Tuscon, the company's president told SN.
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Bruno's Supermarkets, LLC, owner and operator of the Bruno's and Food World supermarket banners, has filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the U.S.

Calorie disclosures on menus are affecting New York City restaurant-goers' choices and which restaurants they choose to visit, a new study shows.
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Ending a three-month recount process, Jim Gennaro finally conceded to incumbent state senator Frank Padavan.

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