Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Updated News Briefs: NLRB Alleges Labor Violations at Target Valley Stream

The NLRB is alive if you were wondering, and has asserted via Crain's NY that Target used illegal tactics, such as threatening to "close the store if the union were to get in" during the weeks leading to June 17th election... "Target has violated labor laws & used illegal tactics in weeks leading up to the June 17th union election." 

A rival retailer was interested in purchasing BJ's Wholesale Club earlier this year.

The NLRB has filed a complaint against Target for violating federal laws weeks leading up to the union election in June.

A Stop & Shop will open in East Brunswick, replacing an A&P which closed in October 2010.

A&P opened a new Superfresh in Philly last week. The store was originally slated to be a Pathmark.

While UFCW members authorize a strike in Southern California, Sign on San Diego wonders if the grocers could survive a strike.

Wal-Mart purchases some goodwill...Some call it buying their way into the city, some call it charity, you decide.

UFCW and Kroger reach 4 week contract extension in W.V..

The Queens Chronicle writes "Pathmark workers on edge." 

DNA.info interviews two Local 1500 Members, Keith Jefferson & Flame Washington on working at Pathmark during Bankruptcy.

The Brooklyn Eagle interviewed Local 1500 Shop Steward, Sofi Rosenblum, to discuss the A&P bankruptcy.

A UFCW Local 342 Member was interviewed in the Staten Island Advance on Pathmark's Bankruptcy.

Editorial: How A&P Changed the Grocery World.

A&P announced they'll be selling local NYC pizza.

No surprise here, Unions back the NLRB proposed rule changes.

Crain's: Retail NYC workers fighting for a 40-hour work week.

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