Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tuesday Morning One LIners...

"Thanks to a classic display of cowardice, lawmakers failed to deliver the most basic labor rights to this chronically exploited work force."

-Editorial, in Yesterday's Daily News on the failure of the Farmworkers Bill of Rights.

Industry
Penn Traffic has named Price Chopper as a potential buyer for a handful of its P&C grocery stores, but Price Chopper says that offer is not current.

More on Penn Traffic: Quality Markets gets Tops' attention.

They're also [Penn Traffic] looking for $36.5 Million in Assets, Supermarket News reports.


Another report on King Soopers looking for 'replacement workers'.  (King Soopers and UFCW Local 7 are currently negotiating"

Details on UFCW Local 99's negotiations with Fry's and Safeway.

Walgreens' stores are looking to offer beer and wine throughout Kentucky and Indiana.

Walmart proposes more expansion in New Jersey.

Employees at a Wal-Mart location in Jonquière, Quebec who complained their store was shuttered as part of a union-busting effort have had their appeal turned down by the Supreme Court of Canada.

A new study released by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) examines the Senate health care reform bill, and finds that a provision meant to hold corporations accountable actually encourages companies to duck their fair share of the costs of health care reform.  Read more at Fixthebill.org.




Politics

Same Sex Marriage fight heads to New Jersey. 

Yesterday the Senate Panel in Jersey approved Gay Marriage Bill.

Meanwhile: Joe Addabbo becomes number one target for Gay advocates, due to last weeks vote.

Robert Jackson's push to force a vote on the Small Business Survival Act has failed, the Observer says.

Other and Elsewhere
Martha Stewart will launch her own paint line at Home Depot.

The UFCW Blog highlights some UFCW made toys to give this holiday season.

Millions in U.S. Drink Dirty Water: "Those figures are particularly worrisome, say researchers, because the Safe Drinking Water Act’s limits on arsenic are so weak to begin with. A system could deliver tap water that puts residents at a 1-in-600 risk of developing bladder cancer from arsenic, and still comply with the law."
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