Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Lots of News: Wal-Mart, Employee Free Choice,

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Albor Ruiz has an excellent editorial on the Employee Free Choice Act.

Long Island Business News writes on Employee Free Choice, has a few quotes from UFCW and SEIU.

Stop & Shop at Hampton Bays is nearly complete.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will cut 700 to 800 jobs at its northwestern Arkansas headquarters as it builds fewer new stores this year and makes other operational changes, the world's largest retailer announced last week.

Rumors of a BJ's Wholesale Club in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

25 Chinese garment workers sued manufacturer Liberty for labor violations and back wages last week and won.

WSJ: Pricing Wars in the Grocery Store Aisles.

Half of Wal-Mart employees still without Health Insurance.

Wal-Mart executives are moving.

They're also bringing their new logo to Canada.

A coalition of concerned New Yorkers last week announced the formation of New Yorkers Against Unfair Taxes, the primary aim of which will be to defeat Albany's proposed 18 percent tax hike on juice drinks and soda.

Supermarket News picked up the story.

Ceasar Trunzo will step down as Islip GOP Chairman.

Just six weeks into his second term, state Assemblyman Greg Ball, R-Patterson is considering challenging John Hall.

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