Friday, July 19, 2013

Top 11 Industry Stories this Week


— TOP 11 INDUSTRY/LABOR NEWS ARTICLES FROM THIS WEEK —

1.  Walmart opened 24 new stores this week, all of them Neighborhood Markets.

2.  This summer, PeaPod is allowing customers to order produce from 12 local farms.

3. Two new judges were FINALLY approved to the NLRB this week, amidst GOP shenanigans.  Here's President Hansen on the compromise.

4. At Fairway in Red Hook, you can now buy a steak, then Fairway will grill it for you, for free. 

5.  Fairway will also open their smallest store, next week in Chelsea.

6.  Community board in the Bronx has approved Fresh Direct's plan for a new warehouse, although the meeting was called pandemonium. 

7. Twinkles are back on the shelves at stores this week.

8.  In DC, the Farm Bill is moving forward, while the Agriculture Panel is meeting on it.

9. NPR covers Walmart's battle to not pay their employees a Living Wage in DC.

10. We are holding our 2nd Annual Local 1500 night with the Brooklyn Cyclones on 8/28! Tickets are just $5 and all proceeds go straight to charity! Buy your tickets now

11.  McDonald's literally can't figure out how its workers survive on minimum wage...seriously, read this.


Have a great, cool, weekend!

   
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