Friday, July 9, 2010

Friday Lunch Time News: Walmart Paying Millions to get out of a 7K Fine....


On the day after Thanksgiving, a Wal-Mart employee was killed after shoppers trampled temporary employee, Jdimytai Damour in 2008 in New York. After an investigation of the Long Island incident, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Wal-Mart $7,000 for the incident, but instead of paying the fine the world's largest retailer has spent at least $2 million to fight the fine, the New York Times reported Tuesday.

UFCW Statement Regarding Department of Justice Challenge to Arizona Immigration Law

Congratulations to our brothers and sisters in UFCW Local 791 who settled a 4- month strike at the Shaws Methuen Distribution Center: http://www.bostonherald.com/business/general/view/20100708shaws_reports_methuen_strike_is_over_new_contract_reached/srvc=home&position=recent


NLRB Orders Union Election at Tribal Casino in Connecticut
The United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 371, filed a petition for the election covering about 375 bartenders, beverage servers, lounge hosts and bar porters. 


"Scabs Go Home" Say MCGEO Workers:
Responding to recent attempts to raid UFCW 1994 MCGEO members


Interesting Stats about Walmart
Walmart is the largest company on the earth revenue. Here's one info-graphic displaying some amazing figures and statistics to demonstrate to you how big and enormous Walmart is!


Moon Supervisors Give Preliminary OK to Wal-Mart Plan
PA- Wal-Mart got preliminary approval for its Moon Township site from township supervisors early Thursday.


Strikers at Mott's Pick Up Nationwide Support
Support from around the country is coming in to 300 striking workers at the Mott's apple products plant in WIlliamson, N.Y. 


Whole Foods Market Starting to Grow Its Own
A Whole Foods Market in Short Pump, VA., has taken over an acre of land for development of a community garden that will help to supply vegetables for its local store there. 


Mom Banned From Whole Foods foe Life After Accidentally Shoplifting


Suburban Whole Foods Sells for $11.6 Million
A Phoenix investment firm continues to snap up local single-tenant properties, paying $11.6 million for a Whole Foods Market in the western suburbs. 


Wegmans Temporarily Closed Following Fire
There were no injuries related to the roof fire at the West Taft Road store in Liverpool, NY. There were challenges as firefighters battled the flames and heat and employees now work to clean and reopen the store. 


East Ave. Wegmans Expansion Moving Foward
Rochester, NY-- A flyer arriving in mailboxes this week details the latest on plans to expand the last remaining Wegmans store within Rochester's city limits. 


Developer: ShopRite Won't Build in Hyde Park
HYDE PARK- ShopRite is no longer interested in building a supermarket on the land due south of Saint Andrews Road and across Route 9 from the Culinary Institute of America. 


ShopRite Owners Appeal Zoning Variance
The decision would allow 78 fewer parking spaces at the shopping center and permit an expansion of Wal-Mart. 


ShopRite Store in Southbury, A Former Shaw's, to Open Wednesday


Costco Opens in Rego Park Mall
15th New York store will feature kosher bakery as well as a pharmacy and 1-hour photo


Bison E. Coli Recall Widens; Retailers Listed
Las week's recall of Rocky Mountain National Meats' bison products has grown, and retailers are now being named. Albertsons stores are on the list, along with Giant Foods, Hannaford's, King Scooper's, Kroger's, Market Basket, Price Chopper's, Stop & Shops, Super Valu and Whole Foods.




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