Tag Archive for Unions

Grocery Workers Authorize Strike

The union members of the United Food and Comercial Workers (UFCW) have authorized their union leadership to call a strike on 72 hours notice, should management continue to fail to negotiate in good faith on the core issues, of a fair wage increase, health care, pensions, and elimination of the two tier wage system.  Their…

Exporting American Jobs

Are Democratic leaders sleeping with the enemy?  THE NATION – “DEMS SELL OUT ON TRADE”: In a scathing editorial, The Nation magazine tears apart the handful of senior Democrats who negotiated the trade deal with the Bush administration in secret. “When Democratic and Republican leaders announce they have fashioned a ‘historic’ bipartisan compromise on trade, put…

Time to stand up for small business in Garden Grove

Wal-Mart’s destructive impact on communities is well- documented. Local competition is driven out, noise and traffic increases, and local governments and taxpayers get a raw deal. Wal-Mart is planning to open a 170,000-sq. ft. supercenter at Chapman Avenue and Brookhurst Street in Garden Grove and the only thing standing in their way is the City…

Supermarket Chains Threaten Lock Out.

From the UFCW: For Immediate Release In a shocking display of contempt for both their customers and employees, the management of Ralphs, Albertsons and Vons jointly stated their intention to punish their employees for demanding a fair contract, deprive consumers of shopping options and potentially violate federal labor and anti-trust laws. “With this announcement, the…

If you have a boss, join a union! 5 reasons you should support labor unions

Because of the grocery workers’ contract negotiations, there has been some talk about labor unions and their effectiveness. Ryan Gene posted his opinions regarding unions at The Orange Juice. As a commenter that goes by “Cook” pointed out in the comments of Ryan’s post, the list of countries that do not allow employee unions include…

Grocery Workers Union Update

Last night the seven UFCW locals and the corporate employers extended the existing contract by three more weeks in order to continue negotiating.  The grocery workers’ contract originally expired March 5th.  So now both sides have until midnight on April 19th to reach an agreement.  After that the extension is day-to-day and could be canceled by…