Thursday, October 22, 2009

We're Back, Thursday Afternoon One Liners; A&P CEO Departs, Is Target Organic?...

Greetings readers, our blog has been down the past week, we're posting a few stories we missed during that time and today's stories, thanks for your patience!

"These jobs are not going to allow Bronx families to get themselves out of poverty. "

-Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., on a giveaway deal to redevelop the Kingsbridge Armory without a living wage agreement, in the New York Times.

A&P CEO Eric Claus departs, posts wider 2Q loss... [Wall Street Journal

When asked why, no reasons were given for his departure according to NJBiz...The stock plummeted 14%.
A&P also named Andreas  Guldin chief strategy offer
Ahold posted 3Q gains...
The City Planning Commission approved a controversial plan on Monday to turn the Kingsbridge Armory, a soaring red-brick castle in the northwest Bronx, into a mall that will include a large department store, dozens of shops and a movie theater.

The Daily News has more on the criticisms of the plan, and the long battle that has ensued. 
NY Times: Contractors cheating minority workers out of wages during recession.

Target was accused of Organic Food Fraud....Target also announced Monday they'll give every customer a 5-cent discount for every re-usable bag used to pack their purchases.

Bringing Big Box to the Big City, NY Times.

300 union members protest a new Wal-Mart in New Jersey yesterday.

There is little progress in the Safeway, Soopers contract negotiations in Colorado...The Denver Post says 'Talks have collapsed'

Wal-Mart Stores  has agreed to pay $11 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by Iowa workers charging the retailer forced workers to skip breaks and work off the clock, according to the Associated Press.
The Fresh Market opened it's doors in Westport, CT. this week.

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 in Oregon has filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board against Fred Meyer, after a store manager in Hillsboro, Ore., called local police to stop union representatives from talking to store employees.
Study: Half of NYC is without Paid Sick Days

Last Week: Thousands of Puerto Rican union members gathered Thursday in a financial district outside San Juan to protest the government’s plan to lay off more than 20,000 workers in a territory with a jobless rate of 15 percent.
College costs keep rising.
The Teamsters make jobs number one priority, back Bloomberg for Mayor.  
Andrew Cuomo's popularity continues to surge.

A report see's increases in Long Island house sales.

The NY Post says some people are 'Fizzy over Soda Tax'

The Nassau County Legislature voted along party lines Monday to approve the $2.6-billion county budget for 2010 proposed by County Executive Thomas Suozzi.
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