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2009-02-26 12:39:00

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Change to Win executive director Chris Chafe and Gerding Edlen CEO Mark Edlen are available for media interviews to discuss the first formal meeting of the White House Task Force on Middle Class Working Families in Philadelphia tomorrow, Friday, February 27, 2009. The focus of the meeting is green jobs. Change to Win unions have taken a lead in helping create a green pathway to prosperity for America's workers: -- The Teamsters partnered with...

2009-01-12 06:00:00

LISLE, IL, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - SXC Health Solutions Corp. ("SXC" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: SXCI, TSX: SXC), a leading provider of pharmacy benefit management (PBM) and technology services, announces that it's informedRx PBM unit has been awarded a three-year contract to provide PBM services to the 110,000 member UFCW & Employers Benefit Trust (UFCW Trust) based in Walnut Creek, California. The contract is expected to generate approximately $80 million in annual revenue for...

2008-10-10 03:00:24

By Anonymous The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the labor union representing local government workers, has endorsed Democrat Bruce Slater in his bid for Congress. Slater is challenging U.S. Rep. Joe Pitts, a Kennett Square Republican who represents Lancaster County, in the Nov. 4 election. Pitts is seeking a seventh term. In a recent press release, AFSCME's District Council 89 cited the 159,000 jobs lost nationally in September as its reason for supporting...

2008-08-05 12:00:41

By Lynn Arditi, The Providence Journal, R.I. Aug. 4--The union representing more than 5,000 workers at Shaw's supermarkets in Rhode Island and Massachusetts reached agreement on a five-year contract early yesterday morning, and union members ratified it yesterday afternoon. The agreement reached at 5:30 a.m. yesterday -- 5 1/2 hours after a midnight strike deadline -- provides wage increases that union negotiators feel are "fair for the membership," in addition to a health care plan...

2008-08-04 18:00:43

UFCW Local 555 will be holding a community rally at The Dalles Fred Meyer on Tuesday, August 5, 2008, 5:30pm - 7:00pm. The Non-Food employees at The Dalles Fred Meyer have been seeking their first contract since November 2007, when they overwhelmingly voted to be represented by UFCW Local 555. UFCW Local 555 represents about 20,000 workers in Oregon and Southwest Washington. As of today Fred Meyer has been unwilling to settle a fair contract for these employees. The company has failed to...

2008-08-02 00:00:23

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 791 warned today that a strike is looming because Shaw's Supermarkets refuses to back off proposals that offer substandard wage increases, eliminate the defined benefit pension plan, and gut the health care plan while asking workers to pay more for a lesser health plan. "Once again, Shaw's is demonstrating that the bottom line means more than people by offering a substandard wage package, shifting an excessive amount of health care costs...

2008-08-01 18:00:26

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- A Wall Street Journal article today exposed that Wal-Mart is using mandatory meetings with its employees in seven states to tout its political message, warning them not to vote for Democrats in the November elections for fear of new legislation that would make it easier for workers to organize unions. The WSJ reported that according to those who attended these meetings, the message was that voting for Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama would be...

2008-06-27 09:02:54

By Michael H Samuels The labor union that represents 90 Waldbaum's pharmacists in 35 New York stores has filed unfair labor practices charges against A&P, the supermarket's parent company. The pharmacists have been working without a contract since May and Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW has accused A&P of trying to pull the employees from the union's pension plan against their will. A&P has had no comment on the contract negotiations or unfair practices charges. The latest...

2008-06-25 18:02:53

Grocery workers represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Local 1995 have reached a tentative agreement with their employer, the Kroger Company. The agreement covers 9000 members working at 92 Kroger stores (and one freestanding pharmacy) in middle and eastern Tennessee, southern Kentucky, and northern Alabama. UFCW Local 1995 members stuck together in solidarity through months of negotiations to achieve a fair contract with Kroger--one with affordable, quality...

2008-06-16 15:00:36

UFCW Local 555 will be holding a community rally at The Dalles Fred Meyer on Tuesday, June 17, 2008. The Non-Food employees at The Dalles Fred Meyer have been seeking their first contract since November 2007, when they overwhelmingly voted to be represented by UFCW Local 555. UFCW Local 555 represents about 20,000 workers in Oregon and Southwest Washington. As of today Fred Meyer has been unwilling to settle a fair contract for these employees. The company has failed to address the...


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