Thursday, April 17, 2014

This Week's Top 11 Stories: Walmart Costs Taxpayers $6.2 billion, MTA Close to Deal

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Walmart’s low-wage workers cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $6.2 billion in public assistance including food stamps, Medicaid and subsidized housing, according to a report published to coincide with Tax Day, April 15.

Read more @ Forbes
 
34,000 NYC subway & bus workers near deal for 8% raise over 5 yrs. Governor Cuomo abandons push for 3-yr pay freeze. @NYTimes
WHAT'S NEWS THIS WEEK
 
A new General Mills policy says if you use coupons or 'like' a brand online, you give up your right to sue. @NYTimes
 
Bangladeshi labor activist Hasina Akter said she was signing up workers during a unionization drive at a garment-factory dormitory in Dhaka when a group of men burst in, beat her, tore her clothes and threatened to rape her.  Read more @WSJ
 
An independent member of the Wakefern Food Corp. will open a discount store this summer in New Jersey.  Wakefern also opened a new food warehouse this week.
 
Newsday has the exclusive coverage of the endorsement
 
Three cheers to our brothers and sisters at the RWDSU!
 
 
Checkout some union made products that might surprise you

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