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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...

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...


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