Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Release: Wal-Mart needs to be responsible in this economy, Gateway Center in the Bronx, Young Workers getting paid less and less, Wal-Mart's Sustainability Talks....


“Nobody wants an economy where workers earn wages that can’t support a family. Nobody wants an economy where people who go to work everyday and work hard have to turn to public assistance for basic needs." 
-UFCW International President Joe Hansen, announced a new national comprehensive American values-driven agenda to hold Walmart accountable to its workers, our communities and the planet.

Starting off the school season on the healthy foot: Produce for Kids.

The UFCW announced a campaign challenging Wal-Mart to change its corporate practices for the sake of the economy and the communities in which it operates.

The Washington Post has more.

Economy: Cutting Prices at the Grocery store to compete.

New York Times looks at the Gateway Center in the Bronx, which holds a BJ's Wholesale Club and a Target.

NYC to offer free swine flu shots for kids.

AFL-CIO Blog: Young Workers, a lost decade.

Wal-Mart Stores is reaching out to many industry sectors and people to develop its newly announced “Sustainability Index” — and it even held a meeting with competitor Kroger Co. on this topic.




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