What Union-Buster Howard Schultz Owes Starbucks Workers

By Saurav Sarkar Source: The Progressive Magazine At long last, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is being held to account for his company’s union-busting tactics. Union members with Starbucks Workers United (SBWU) reacted with surprise, excitement, and a sense of vindication to the news that Schultz will be appearing under oath [...]

2023-03-13T15:04:49+00:00March 13th, 2023|Tags: , , , |

Union strikes at Spreckels as harvest approaches

By Betty Miller Source: The Desert Review Spreckels Sugar union workers forsook their plant jobs Thursday, March 9, to strike outside demanding respect from the company which they backed up with filings of unfair labor practices with the National Labor Relations Board. The 76-year-old sugar factory is set to begin [...]

2023-03-11T00:53:07+00:00March 11th, 2023|Tags: , |

Kroger Stock Surges on Profit Beat, Strong Forecast

By Fernanda Horner Source: Schaeffer's Investment Research Kroger Co. reported fourth-quarter earnings of 99 cents per share this morning -- better than the 90 cents per share analysts anticipated -- though revenue missed the mark. The grocery chain's annual profit forecast also bested Wall Street's estimates, thanks to higher prices, [...]

2023-03-06T22:38:02+00:00March 6th, 2023|Tags: |

As Dollar Stores Proliferate, Some Communities Say No

By Michael Corkery Source: The New York Times Morgan, Minn., a city of about 800 people, has two restaurants, several churches, a grain elevator and one small grocery store that sells rib-eye steaks that, according to the mayor, “are the best around.” The mayor, Jerry Huiras, 76, is protective of [...]

2023-03-06T22:36:04+00:00March 6th, 2023|Tags: |

Food workers are in the spotlight on supermarket workers day

Source: Delicious Food Southeast Grocers celebrated long-standing and high-achieving partners for FMI Supermarket Employees Day. Grocery store associates across the country took notice Wednesday as FMI-The Food Industry Association celebrated its third annual Supermarket Workers Day, an industry campaign to recognize the efforts of the sector’s workforce. In January 2021, [...]

2023-02-24T00:46:10+00:00February 24th, 2023|Tags: , |

Rite Aid Faces Consequences for Bad Faith Tactics in Healthcare Benefits Negotiations, NLRB Says

By Samuel Lopez Source: US Herald Rite Aid, a US-based drugstore chain, has been found to have acted in bad faith after cutting health insurance benefits for some workers without negotiating with the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 8-Golden State (UFCW). The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) found Rite [...]

2023-02-16T22:43:47+00:00February 16th, 2023|Tags: , , |

Smart & Final workers in Southern California join Teamsters

Source: Teamsters.org More than 300 warehouse workers at Smart & Final Distribution Center in Commerce, Calif., have voted overwhelmingly to join Teamsters Local 630 in Los Angeles. It is the second group of California workers to join the Teamsters Warehouse Division this month. “I’m looking forward to working with Local 630 to negotiate a fair contract that’s on [...]

2023-02-16T22:42:01+00:00February 16th, 2023|Tags: , , |

Senators question why PBMs ‘even exist’ in heated hearing amid push for reform

By Robert King Source: Fierce Healthcare Senators pilloried the lack of transparency from pharmacy benefit managers during a hearing Thursday, as lawmakers hope to pass reforms this session. The Senate Commerce Committee hosted the hearing amid concerns that PBMs steer patients toward pharmacies that they own. Lawmakers have introduced legislation to shed [...]

2023-02-22T00:41:25+00:00February 16th, 2023|Tags: , |
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