Monday, September 20, 2010

Weekend News: Stop & Shop Union Wins City's Support, White House Appoints UFCW President Joe Hansen

Stop & Shop Union Wins City's Support Amid Fear of Job Losses
New Bedford, MA--Union President Sean M. O'Brien said he was concerned the company will continue to move work to cheaper, out-of-state locations. "This is the dress rehearsal to what I believe to be further movement of middle-class jobs," said O'Brien. The grocery chain recently moved the servicing of 34 stores from the Freetown facility to a non-union distribution center in New York, according to officials from Teamsters Local 25, which represents the workers. 

White House Appoints UFCW President Joe Hansen
Joe Hansen, President of the 1.3 million member United Food and Commercial Workers Union has been appointed to the United States Trade Representative's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy. 

Merger Creates Largest Union of Retail Workers in Minnesota
"Growing our union, negotiating good contracts and helping workers form and join a union will be the priorities of the new organization,"- Don Seaquist, President of Local 1189

AFL-CIO: We're Building A Movement From The Grassroots
Between now and Nov.2, the nation's union members will mount the largest-ever non-party-based political mobilization to elect candidates who will fight for working families- especially when it comes to jobs and continuing to fix an economy broken by the failed polices of the past. 

Aldi Plans First Interior Mall Site
CHICAGO-- The 20,000-square-foot store is being specially designed to accommodate an interior entrance at the Chicago Ridge mall. "We plan to expand this concept throughout our U.S. portfolio and are currently talking to a number of grocers."

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