Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Wednesday Morning One Liners...

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Members of United Food and Commercial Workers Locals 1099 and 911 are pursuing a merger to create a new group, UFCW Local 75, which would be one of the five largest UFCW unions in the country, reports said Tuesday.

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Crain's expands on another BJ's coming to Brooklyn.

Another employer stiffing employees on overtime in Manhattan.

A 20-year-old Mohegan Lake man has been awarded nearly $1 million in damages after his left hand was crushed by a freight elevator door at an Eastchester Stop & Shop where he was stocking shelves.

Stop & Shop is planning an 'affordable food summit'

Thin-crust pizza, fat-free caramel swirl ice cream and organic cage-free eggs are some of the more than 80 new Great Value products slated to hit Wal-Mart's shelves this month.
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A rash of competitive openings from non-union operators — particularly Publix — has been sinking sales at Bruno's Supermarkets, Bruno's officials revealed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court here.
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Sears Holdings here last week said it would close another 24 locations — about half of them Kmart stores — by the end of May, following the previously announced closure of 28 locations last year.
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Foxwoods employees are petitioning for a union vote with the UFCW.

Is Wal-Mart lending muscle to fight for Health Care reform?
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