Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thursday Afternoon News...

UFCW Local 876 Auto Parts Workers Authorize Strike
"Even in these tough economic times, Continental Coatings workers deserve better than the company's last offer."- Rodger Robinson, Local 876's president. 

Protest Questions Human Cost of Trader Joe's Cheap Tomatoes
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is protesting to end abuse against farmworkers who pick tomatoes sold to the Trader Joe's chain. 

Earth 911: Whole Foods Packaging Really Is Compostable! 
Whole Foods to-go boxes officially passed a home composting test.

Whole Foods Launches Salad Bar Project
Chef Ann Cooper and Whole Foods partner up to improve school lunch programs nationwide.

Progressive Grocer: Walgreens Expands Food Selection in 10 Chicago Stores
Walgreens unveiled its new expanded food selection in several Chicago communities that lack access to basic food necessary to maintain a healthy diet. 

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