Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday Morning News

Cuomo's First Union
Before he had even formally announced his candidacy for governor yesterday, United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1500 President Bruce Both offered a formal endorsement of AG Andrew Cuomo, callling him "a man of action, not just empty rhetoric."

Striking Shaw's Workers Begin March
METHUEN,Mass-- About 80 striking workers from Shaw's warehouse began the first lef of a 60-mile march to Boston yesterday to protest their contract disagreement with the chain, according to local reports.

Wal-Mart Worker Fired for Stopping Shoplifter
WICHITA, Kansas-- A Wal-Mart worker hailed as a hero for stopping a shoplifter was fired Saturday. Wal-Mart refuses to comment but Heather Ravenstein says she was told she was being let go because of her actions Friday.

Columbia Athletics Joins Fairway Market in Supporting Breast Cancer Research through WBCA Pink Zone Initiative
For the third year in a row, Columbia University Athletics joined the Women's Basketball Coaches Association and over 1,800 schools around the country raising money and awareness for breast cancer research.

Whole-Foods-Sporting 57th Street Tower Breaks Ground
A groundbreaking ceremony was held for 250 East 57th Street that will have two schools, a Whole Foods supermarket and a 350-unit glassy residential tower hovering above it.

California House Speaker to be honored at Labor Awards
California's Speaker of the House John Perez will be honored on Saturday at the 10th annual Solidarity Leadership Awards.

ShopRite to Debut Four Stores in Connecticut

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