Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tuesday Morning One Liners...

Target Corp. retooled a training video to warn workers against a bill that would make union organizing easier. Michaels Stores Inc. told investors “our businesses could be impacted” by the measure. Enrollment in Jackson Lewis LLP’s “How to Stay Union-Free” seminars tripled. -Bloomberg News: ‘Stay Union-Free’ Pushed by Target, Michaels as Obama Law Looms

You can now order alcohol online at SamsClub.com.

John Mackey is relinquishing his title as CEO of Whole Foods, a title he has held since 1978. Newswire release via WSJ.

U.S. retail sales were up 3.6% from Nov. 1 through Dec. 24, compared with last year.

The Staten Island Advance looks at what effect the closing of King Kullen in the Castletown Corners will have residents.

Rallying against 'food deserts' in Brooklyn.

The Brooklyn Paper spotlights 'The Union Market'

Fresh Direct donates 400 Holiday Turkeys.

'Union Free' Message gets a Huge Push in 2009.

Walmart settles an organizing case in Minnesota. During the union's organizing campaign last summer, Wal-Mart sent a team from its corporate offices to the five stores where workers were most active in trying to form a union, according to Doug Mork, Local 789's organizing director. The team held daily meetings and tried to persuade employees they don't need a union. "They beat the crap out of us," Mork said. Wal-Mart, he added, is "an awfully tough nut to crack."

Good Read: The New Yorker profiles John Mackey in  Food Fighter, Does Whole Foods' (former) CEO know What's best for you?

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