Judging from the speeches made by California Senators Alex Padilla, Kevin de Leon, and Ricardo Lara at a press conference in Vernon on Friday, January 24th, statewide plastic bag legislation may well be "in the bag."
A Pennsylvania-based developer is suing a United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local for $1.5 million, alleging the union is using a "Shill Strategy" to line up neighbors to block his proposed Wal-Mart superstore.
The "Walmart Economy" is a disaster for most Americans. That's why we should all be thankful that, during this holiday season, Walmart workers across the country are again leading the fight to change the way Walmart does business.
The industry's response to years of evidence of egregious, and often criminal, animal cruelty and of diseased and adulterated meat entering the market is to attempt to outlaw undercover investigations.
Unless last minute negotiations result in management backing off their demand that health care benefits be drastically altered, members of the United Food and Commercial Workers are ready to walk off their jobs.
Due to the recession, supermarket workers are feeling the pain: low wages, escalating health care costs, and a reduction in pension benefits. However, unionized workers have locals watching their backs, and negotiating fair wages and benefits.