Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday Morning One Liners...King Soopers looks for replacement workers, Rite-Aid CEO gets a Raspberry

Rite Aid store located at the Vista Village in...

Rite-Aid workers give CEO Raspberry for union-busting.

Whole Foods drops new Hawaii store plan.

Shop Rite plans to close a store in Warminster, Pa., eliminating 50 jobs, according to a notice filed with the state.

Food Lion will double the number of its Bottom Dollar discount stores and push pricing at its flagship banner closer to that of Wal-Mart in 2010 as part of a "New Game Plan" announced Thursday by officials of its Belgium-based parent, Delhaize Group. Read more at Supermarket News.

In Denver, King Soopers is seeking replacement workers as a threat of a strike looms.

UFCW International union released a statement on White House Job Summit.

WakeupWalmart asks, "What happend to Walmart's sustainability index?"

Wal-Mart Stores Inc has agreed to pay $40 million to settle a 2001 class action lawsuit by current and former employees in the state of Massachusetts for wage and hour violations. More at the Boston Globe.

Utica news covers the meeting between workers from Penn Traffic and the union.

The UFCW is optimistic on finding a buyer for some of the Penn Traffic stores.

A new report finds a better outlook for NYC Economy.

Albany Times Union: New York's new public worker pension plan is being described as both landmark reform that will save taxpayers billions and the latest gift to powerful state employee unions.

The Senate voted yesterday to provide free mammograms to women, advisory panel says routine check-ups should begin at 40, rather than the proposed age of 50.

And apparently Montgoumery Burns (from the Simpsons) received 25 write in votes for NYC Mayor.

Local 1500's General Membership Meeting is Wednesday December 9, 2009, at the Inn at New Hyde Park.  For more information head here.  We're also holding a toy drive at the meeting, if you'd like to participate in the toy drive please bring an unwrapped toy to the meeting.

Local 1500 is also co-sponsoring the Good Food, Good Jobs coalition's celebration on FRESH, Monday, 7th, speakers will include New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, all are welcomed.
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