Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tuesday Afternoon One Liners: New Poll Shows Americans Oppose Weakening Bargaining Rights

A NYTimes & CBS Poll  reveals that a majority of Americans oppose weakening of collective bargaining rights, backing Public Sector Unions.  More @ AFL-CIO.

A&P Stock hits another new low, under $0.86.

Target projects sales will hit over $100 billion on Canada stores.  Meanwhile their sales are up 3%.

Gristede's goes wireless.

Poll: Walmart's U.S. Sales, Long Road to Recovery.

"I think Wal-Mart has lost their way," said Howard Davidowitz, chairman of Davidowitz & Associates Inc., a retail consulting and investment banking firm in New York. "Wal-Mart focused on this fancy remodeling program and fancy apparel, and it's totally off track with their whole business." 

Walmart is countering Unions with a "Pro-Labor" PR Blitz

In San Diego, Fresh & Easy stores are being picketed.

Farmworkers demand better pay from Trader Joe's,  The Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a Florida-based workers' rights group is only asking for a 0.35 cent pay raise for every 32 pound bucket of tomatoes they pick, and Trader Joe's (everyone's favorite friendly grocer) refuses. Read more: @ DNAinfo

More @ Gothamist.

Progressive Grocer covers the protest at the Upper West Side Trader Joe's.

Disney workers approved their union contract with UFCW.

#Wisconsin:
UFCW Member Trish Hawkins "We Are Wisconsin!"

U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis: "Collective Bargaining is the cornerstone of democracy, part of the solution."

NBA Union backs Wisconsin workers.



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