01 Apr

Federal Court Throws Out Dangerous Trump USDA Pork Line Speed Rule in Major Victory for Essential Meatpacking Workers

2021-04-01T22:41:42+00:00April 1st, 2021|Tags: , , |

Source: UFCW Today, United Food and Commercial Workers International (UFCW) and Public Citizen announced a major victory for workers in America’s pork industry, with a federal district court in Minneapolis ruling that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) acted unlawfully when it eliminated limits on the speeds at which plants run their slaughter lines, [...]

01 Apr

Kroger to ‘lead with fresh, accelerate with digital’ in 2021

2021-04-01T22:39:18+00:00April 1st, 2021|Tags: |

By Russell Redman Source: Supermarket News The Kroger Co. detailed this year’s strategic growth plan — led by fresh foods and digital — at its virtual 2021 Investor Day conference. Chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen told analysts and investors yesterday that Cincinnati-based Kroger aims to deliver a total shareholder return [...]

23 Mar

Alabama Amazon Workers Say They’re Fed Up and Not Taking It Anymore

2021-03-29T15:17:56+00:00March 23rd, 2021|Tags: , , |

This article was produced by Capital & Main, an award-winning nonprofit journalism outfit. It is republished here with permission. By Kelly Candaele The union organizing drive at the mammoth Amazon “fulfillment center” in Bessemer, located 20 miles south of Birmingham, Alabama, has the feel of both a social and religious movement. [...]

22 Mar

Amazon Workers Consider Unionizing at Several More U.S. Sites

2021-03-22T22:04:34+00:00March 22nd, 2021|Tags: |

Inspired by the high-profile campaign to unionize an Amazon.com Inc. fulfillment center in Alabama, workers in Baltimore, New Orleans, Portland, Denver and Southern California have begun exploring ways to form unions at their own Amazon facilities. The Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union, which is leading the drive in Bessemer, Alabama, says it has heard from 1,000 [...]

16 Mar

How Amazon Crushes Unions

2021-03-16T21:37:05+00:00March 16th, 2021|Tags: , |

Five years ago, Amazon was compelled to post a “notice to employees” on the break-room walls of a warehouse in east-central Virginia. The notice was printed simply, in just two colors, and crammed with words. But for any worker who bothered to look closely, it was a remarkable declaration. Amazon [...]

16 Mar

Independent Grocers Demand Congress Investigate Big Grocery

2021-03-16T21:29:49+00:00March 16th, 2021|Tags: , |

The National Grocers Association (NGA) blasted the business practices of the nation’s largest food retailers today and called on Congress and federal regulators to begin investigations into what it views as illegal and anticompetitive business practices. NGA offered a stinging rebuke and numerous examples of what it maintains are major [...]

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