Thursday, July 23, 2009

UFCW Local 1500 Welcomes Yucaipa Investment in A&P Supermarkets

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News from UFCW Local 1500
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News from UFCW Local 1500

New York City Union Welcomes Yucaipa Investment in A&P Supermarkets

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1500, New York State's largest grocery workers union, announced its support today for Los Angeles based Yucaipa Companies investment in the Montvale , N.J. based A&P Supermarkets, which has 436 stores in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic areas.

"This is good news for all of the employees of A&P and the employees represented by the UFCW," said UFCW Local 1500 President Bruce W. Both. "Yucaipa has a proven track record of investment in the grocery industry that benefits employees, shareholders and communities. UFCW Local 1500 and our members had positive working experiences with Yucaipa when they invested $150 million dollars in Pathmark Stores, now owned by A&P, back in March of 2005. We look forward to building on that relationship," Both concluded.

All of UFCW Local 1500's members employed by A&P Supermarkets work at Pathmark Stores. United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1500, based out of Queens Village, represents over 23,000 grocery workers in New York City, Long Island, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess Counties and New Jersey. In addition to A&P/Pathmark, members of Local 1500 are employed by King Kullen, Stop and Shop, Gristedes, Dairy Barn Stores, Fairway, D'Agostino, Key Food and Shop Rite.

In Solidarity,
Patrick Purcell Jr.

Assistant to the President, UFCW Local 1500

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