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2010-08-12 10:31:00

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 876 working at Continental Coatings in China Township Michigan overwhelming voted yesterday to reject their employer's final contract offer and authorize any action up to and including a strike. "We fully support the membership at Continental Coatings and are in the process of applying for strike sanction from our international union," Roger Robinson, Local 876's...

2010-02-17 15:14:00

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- What: Smithfield, the United Food and Commercial Workers, Food Network celebrity cook, Paula Deen and volunteers will deliver 150,000 servings of protein to the San Francisco Food Bank. This donation is a part of their "Feeding The Hungry" coast-to-coast tour, during which 20 million servings of much-needed protein will be delivered and unloaded to food banks around the country. Safeway supports a broad range of charitable and community...

2009-10-30 10:36:00

Coalition calls on Chamber President Tom Donohue to support health care, net neutrality and clean energy reform and stop protecting a small number of CEO's. PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was greeted in Philadelphia today by a coalition demanding that he end his campaign against health care and clean energy reform. "Tom Donohue and the U.S. Chamber don't represent me," local businessman Ken Weinstein told a large group outside the Loews...

2009-10-27 12:18:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Save Flexible Spending Plans in partnership with the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) launched a new advertising campaign today encouraging Congress to honor President Obama's pledge not to raise taxes on middle-class Americans by preserving, rather than restricting, the use of flexible spending accounts (FSAs) in health care reform legislation. The ads further promote the advantages FSAs provide to nearly 35...

2009-10-26 14:12:00

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to members' requests for assistance with the cost of addressing hearing loss issues, UFCW Local 876 President Roger Robinson developed the first ever UFCW Local 876 Hearing Benefits program by partnering with Hearing Care Network. Local 876 of the United Food and Commercial Workers (www.ufcw876.org) recently signed an agreement with Hearing Care Network, LLC (www.hearingcarenetwork.net) of Waterford, Mich. to provide...

2009-09-04 13:49:00

The following is the Labor Day message of Stuart Appelbaum. Appelbaum is president of the 100,000-member Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, UFCW www.rwdsu.org NEW YORK, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For RWDSU members and their families Labor Day 2009 comes at both the worst of times and the best of times. The worst is obvious: After eight years of George Bush's negligence and incompetence our country is now in the midst of its greatest economic crisis since the Great...

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2009-09-02 09:05:00

The United Food and Commercial Workers union is taking giant U.S. retailer Wal-Mart to task on healthcare with two new television ads. The ads, currently airing in pro-union cities, claim Wal-Mart employees are frequent recipients of government healthcare benefits, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. With so many Wal-Mart employees falling back on the government for help with healthcare, the union says Wal-Mart is receiving an on-going federal bailout. Wal-Mart, broke ranks with many...

2009-06-25 16:26:00

NEW YORK, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With thousands gathering in Washington to protest for health care reform, the president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU, UFCW) is blasting US merchants for what he termed "shameless indifference to a crisis they helped create." Union President Stuart Appelbaum's comments came in response to a threat by National Retail Federation Vice President Neil Trautwein to fight any health care reform legislation that requires...

2009-05-11 16:53:10

Union workers at Safeway grocery stores voted to strike, but suspended the action while talks with management in Denver continued. The current contract expired Saturday night, but the company came back with an offer for the contract extension, United Food and Commercial Workers spokeswoman Laura Chapin said. The agreement to keep working mirrors the deal struck with King Scoopers, which agreed to a contract extension last week, the Denver Post reported Monday. "Local 7 believes it is in...

2009-02-27 11:28:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Change to Win chair Anna Burger issued the following statement about the first meeting of the Middle Class Task Force today, chaired by Vice President Joe Biden, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia: "The world is facing a historic opportunity to rebuild our global economy through investments in sustainable projects that will create new jobs, reduce our dependence on oil and protect our planet after decades of mismanagement. "Today's meeting...


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