Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Walmart Opens Neighborhood Market in Levittown

Over 100 community members and union members gathered last Friday to protest the grand opening of the first Walmart Neighborhood Market in New York.  The Neighborhood Market is much smaller than traditional Walmart storefronts, ranging around 40,000 square feet.  But that's not all, the Neighborhood Market's primary focus: grocery.

New York's first Walmart Neighborhood Market in Levittown is now standing where a unionized Waldbaum's once stood, but was forced to close during the A&P bankruptcy last year.

The store is across the street from a UFCW Local 1500 King Kullen and a half-mile away from UFCW Local 1500 Pathmark. As a former RWDSU/UFCW Local 338 store, Local 338's appearance at the store has become regular.  We joined with our brothers and sisters to educate the community about Walmart, and give Walmart workers a voice.  Our community needs jobs, yes, but not just ANY job.

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