03 Jul

UFCW Authorizes Strike in Portland

2019-07-03T14:52:07+00:00July 3rd, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Already facing pressure from union workers prepared to strike in Southern California, grocery retailers Albertsons Cos. and The Kroger Co. may be entering a similar situation in the Pacific Northwest. Workers at Albertsons, Safeway, Fred Meyer and QFC stores in Portland., Ore., this week have voted nearly unanimously to authorize their [...]

03 Jul

UFCW seeks support of other unions — and shoppers — in contract battle

2019-07-03T14:48:27+00:00July 3rd, 2019|Tags: , |

The union representing some 60,000 grocery workers in Southern California is escalating the pressure on the region’s big supermarket chains, as shoppers wait to see if picketers will gather at their favorite stores. Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike last week, giving [...]

21 Jun

A ‘Sorceress’ in Brazil, a ‘Wink’ in India: Walmart Pleads Guilty After a Decade of Bribes

2019-06-21T22:37:00+00:00June 21st, 2019|Tags: , |

Inside Walmart’s corporate offices in Brazil, one local contact was known as the “sorceress” for the ability to obtain government permits quickly. In India, concerns about bribery were met with a “wink and a nod” by Walmart’s local business partner. In China, money was funneled to a local landlord for [...]