Archive for March, 2016

Inconveniencing Consumers and Cashiers

The UFCW supports a California law banning plastic bags






Not Wanted

After nearly two years of trying, UFCW failed to unionize a New York grocery store.

A union has withdrawn its petition to organize workers at Mount Kisco Mrs. Green’s Natural Market, according to a union official.

The United Food and Commercial Workers Local1500’s move comes after a nearly two-year period of disputes between workers and Mrs. Green’s…

After nearly two years of trying, UFCW failed to unionize a New York grocery store. A union has withdrawn its petition to organize workers at Mount Kisco Mrs. Green’s Natural Market, according to a union official. The United Food and Commercial Workers Local1500’s move comes after a nearly two-year period of disputes between workers and Mrs. Green’s…






UFCW Official Tries to Kill Jobs

Peggy Vines, a UFCW vice president in Washington State, is trying to keep a new Winco grocery store from opening. Supposedly, the reason is due to traffic concerns. But, of course, the store is non-union, and this is the third proposed Winco store to be opposed by people connected with the UFCW. Winco is also employee-owned, but that’s not enough for Vines.

Peggy Vines, a UFCW vice president in Washington State, is trying to keep a new Winco grocery store from opening. Supposedly, the reason is due to traffic concerns. But, of course, the store is non-union, and this is the third proposed Winco store to be opposed by people connected with the UFCW. Winco is also […]






Forgetting about Customers

The UFCW opposes amending a law to allow Walmart to stay open until 11:00 pm in Quebec. Somehow, the union thinks allowing the retailer to remain open late at night would result in “unfair competition.”

Allowing Walmart to remain open until 11:00 PM every day would radically upset the balance among retail businesses. As a result, there would be unfair competition from the American giant with Rona, Reno-Depot and other hardware stores as well as all retail businesses and even shopping centres.

 

The UFCW opposes amending a law to allow Walmart to stay open until 11:00 pm in Quebec. Somehow, the union thinks allowing the retailer to remain open late at night would result in “unfair competition.” Allowing Walmart to remain open until 11:00 PM every day would radically upset the balance among retail businesses. As a […]






Overwhelming Defeat

The UFCW suffered an overwhelming defeat at a meat processing plant in Washington State. Employees voted 686 to 129 to get rid of the union.

Workers at the Tyson Fresh Meats plant at Wallula ejected the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1439 after a vote counted this week.

In a lopsided decision, 686 production and maintenance workers voted to decertify the union and 129 wanted to retain it, the National Labor Relations Board said. The NLRB counted votes this week after conducting the election Nov. 18.

There is a seven-day waiting period to object before results are certified, a NLRB spokeswoman said. After that happens, plant employees will negotiate their own employment terms. If the union contract featured mandatory dues, employees will no longer pay those.

Calls to the Spokane-based union and its legal counsel were not returned Friday…

The decertification vote comes only six years after Wallula workers embraced the union.

The UFCW suffered an overwhelming defeat at a meat processing plant in Washington State. Employees voted 686 to 129 to get rid of the union. Workers at the Tyson Fresh Meats plant at Wallula ejected the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1439 after a vote counted this week. In a lopsided decision, 686 production […]