Monday, March 16, 2015

Top 10 Stories Last Week:

New York State Comptroller’s office released its annual report on the bonuses paid to an estimated 167,800 employees of Wall Street banks. Just to be clear (maybe you should sit down, away from sharp objects), this is the amount of money paid to Wall Street bank employees in addition to already lucrative salaries: The report estimates the average base salary in the securities industry for 2013 was $190,970.

Remember that wonderful snow storm we had a few months ago? Remember when a State of Emergency was declared? Well, Fresh Direct didn't really care, they're now being sued by UFCW Local 2013 who reps the workers.
Checkout the new PR campaign from Fairway Market.
The North Carolina chain's nationwide expansion has had some issues.
Is this a growing trend in the retail world?  Now discount stores are joining in.
Read the latest edition of the Register, featuring stories on Fairway negotiations, Stop & Shop and King Kullen negotiations, and much more from your union, UFCW Local 1500.

Elsewhere & Out There:
American and British Aid Workers Infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone
Triangle Factory Fire 104th Commemoration: Wednesday, March 25, 11:30AM: Save the date.
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