Will California labor shortage lift warehouse union drive? Dollar General workers call for vote

By Jeong Park Source: The Sacramento Bee More than 40 workers at a Dollar General warehouse in West Sacramento could be among the first in the company to join a union, representing a significant milestone in organizing one of the biggest employers and industries in the country. The employees last [...]

2021-11-17T20:05:09+00:00November 17th, 2021|Tags: , |

Workers are seeking unions at Starbucks, Dollar General and Amazon locations. Here’s why that matters

By Chris Isidore Source: CNN Business Shellie Parsons never thought she'd be supporting an effort to win union representation at the Dollar General store where she's worked for a bit more than a year. "I was actually against unions," said the 37-year-old single mom. "I'd heard a lot of bad [...]

2021-10-25T17:14:11+00:00October 25th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Dollar General Workers Stare Down Historic Union Vote, Vowing “We’re Gonna Fight”

By Hamilton Nolan Source: In These Times In less than two weeks, a tiny group of a half dozen workers in Barkhamsted, Connecticut will vote on whether to become the only unionized Dollar General store employees in America. These six people in a small town about 20 miles northwest of Hartford now find themselves [...]

2021-10-15T22:40:07+00:00October 15th, 2021|Tags: , |

Garage Rock and Pop, Discount-Style

By Jon Springer Source: Winsight Grocery Business It never fails to boggle the mind to take in just how big and fast Dollar General has become. The Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based discounter today operates more than 17,000 stores in 46 states. In units, that’s more than either McDonald's or Starbucks, or 7-Eleven [...]

2021-06-07T21:51:49+00:00June 7th, 2021|Tags: |

Dollar Stores Start Moving Upmarket

Earlier this year, consumable goods like food were what was driving sales growth at dollar stores. Now these discount retailers are raising their sights to higher-margin items such as party goods and home accessories. Take Dollar General which said Thursday that net sales rose 17% and net income expanded 57% in [...]

2020-12-08T18:08:12+00:00December 8th, 2020|Tags: , |
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