Monday, September 9, 2013
Top 13 Things that Happened Last Week
— TOP 13 INDUSTRY/LABOR NEWS ARTICLES FROM THIS WEEK —
1. #WalmartStrikers Nationwide Action
ON Thursday Walmart workers took action around the nation in support of
striking workers who were retaliated against
We supported workers at an
action in Valley Stream
....Actions were held nationwide, like this flash mob in North Carolina a
You can head here to
sign the petition
to support the workers.
2. "Cancer Isn't An Excuse" was told to a retail worker,
how the mistreated workers got revenge on their boss.
3. On Labor Day,
too many workers
are left in the shadows.
won't fight off
a unionization of a plant in Tennessee, and will instead work w/ the union to make a better workplace for employees...
5. Costco sales
are up 6%
....Surpassing $100 billion. (yeah, that's not a typo).
6. Eataly, the italian specialty store in Chelsea NYC, is having a food-festival, and announced
they're expanding to Chicago
closed 3 stores today
. Watch how some workers and customers
8. Price Chopper
a new 'Bistro' concept.
9. Report: Transgender? Likely your
rights will be violated
at your workplace.
10. Paul Krugman writes in the
: Last five-years have been a tragic waste...Before our last financial crisis 63% of adults were employed in the US, after that, it hasn't gone above 59% to date.
11. On surveillance and online privacy: "The NSA laughs at your encryption efforts"-
12. Stop & Shop is offering
13. Ignore the headlines, this
new jobs report
was very bad, according the the Washington Post. (US added 169,000 jobs, unemployment fell a notch down)
14. How a Boston University
hired Jackson Lewis
to prevent Professors from organizing a union.
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UFCW Local 1500
9/09/2013 02:47:00 PM
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