Thursday, May 6, 2010

Thursday Afternoon News...

South Easton, Mass.–The United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 791 announced today that Shaw's Supermarkets rejected the union's contract offer and countered with a very regressive proposal that is significantly worse than their two previous packages.

BJ's Wholesale Club and Gratitude
To celebrate May's Military Appreciation Month, Operation Gratitude and BJ's Wholesale Club are challenging their supporters and members to write 50,000 letters for inclusion in care packages mailed to U.S. troops deployed in combat zones this year.

Revealing Numbers in Wal-Marts Annual Report.
Wal-Mart by the numbers raises a number of concerns for investors, and some reason for optimism for community groups fighting the giant retailer

Union protest Wal-Mart  at Waterworks citing need to keep money local
PITTSBURGH- United Food and Commercial Workers Local 23 members skewered Wal-Mart at The Waterworks mall Monday, verbally, and in a sense, physically

 A plan to open a Wal-Mart store in a proposed Brooklyn shopping center, only minutes from Queens, is meeting opposition from a local union and digging up ghosts of rumors past.

Great Atlantic & Pacific loss wider on sales plunge
A&P reported that sales at existing stores fell 4.8% during the quarter ended Feb.27, while overall sales fell 12.9% to $2 billion

Whole Foods donates
5% of Tuesday sales to food bank
In coordination with a new marketing campaign launched by the Rhode Island Community Food Band,the three Whole Foods markets in Rhode Island will donate 5 percent of their net sales on Tuesday, May 4, to the food banks

Oil Spills Impact on Local Seafood Negligible-- For now
The oil spill disaster wreaking environmental havoc in the Gulf of Mexico is likely to have a devastating impact on that area's fishing industry

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