Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday Afternoon News: Is Fairway the New Supermarket King?

Stop & Shop Union Wary of Potential Job Cuts 
Freetown, NY--Local officials say they're paying attention and are concerned about potential job losses at Freetown's Shop & Stop Distribution Center as a result of recent comments by union officials representing those workers. 


NY Press: Fairway Angling to Become the Dons of the Gourmet Grocery World
The battlefield of overpriced grocery stores can be an ugly place and now, small grocery chair Fairway Market wants to elbow their way into the fray. 


King Kullen to Shutter a Third S.I. Store
The company filed a WARN notice with the New York state Department of Labor, indicating that it will close its store on Arden Ave., where it has a staff of 72, by the end of the year. 


King Kullen Coming to Island Park


Wall Street Journal: Union Expects 9 Loblaw Stores in Ontario to Strike
Toronto-- The UFCW union expects workers at nine Loblaw stores in southwestern Ontario to go on strike Friday after they voted against last weekend's tentative agreement. 


Conway Says Walmart Pushed Her on Living-Wage Issue
A Baltimore City Councilwoman says she has backed out of talks with Walmart officials about worker pay at a proposed store in Remington after they asked her to withdraw her support for a bill that would require all major retailers to pay a "living wage". 


Wal-Mart Warns of Democratic Win
Wal-Mart is mobilizing its store managers and department supervisors around the country to warn that if Democratics win power in November, they'll likely change federal law to make it easier for workers to unionize companies- including Wal-Mart. 


Union Opposes Walmart Expansion
A Rep of UFCW Local 152 said the union will raise objections to the company's proposed 40,000-square foot  addition plans to add a full grocery component, including produce, deli and bakery sections, and keep the store open 24 hours. 



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