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June 3, 1995 | From Reuters
Canada's biggest retail union is taking aim at the world's largest retailer in a bid to organize employees of Wal-Mart Canada Inc. The United Food and Commercial Workers International union said Friday that it is launching a province-wide drive to organize the retailer's 9,300 employees in Ontario. The union said it is responding to the recent "influx of calls" from Wal-Mart employees.
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July 21, 1999 | MELINDA FULMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Certified Grocers of California, a Commerce-based cooperative that supplies independent supermarket chains, said Tuesday it has found buyers for 26 of the 32 divested stores purchased from Albertson's following its merger with American Stores Co. The sale of the stores, which are located from San Diego County to Santa Barbara, will give a number of independent operators--all supplied by Certified--a foothold in new markets. It will also give one ethnic supermarket chain, Carson-based K.V.
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BUSINESS
July 21, 1999 | MELINDA FULMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Certified Grocers of California, a Commerce-based cooperative that supplies independent supermarket chains, said Tuesday it has found buyers for 26 of the 32 divested stores purchased from Albertson's following its merger with American Stores Co. The sale of the stores, which are located from San Diego County to Santa Barbara, will give a number of independent operators--all supplied by Certified--a foothold in new markets. It will also give one ethnic supermarket chain, Carson-based K.V.
BUSINESS
June 3, 1995 | From Reuters
Canada's biggest retail union is taking aim at the world's largest retailer in a bid to organize employees of Wal-Mart Canada Inc. The United Food and Commercial Workers International union said Friday that it is launching a province-wide drive to organize the retailer's 9,300 employees in Ontario. The union said it is responding to the recent "influx of calls" from Wal-Mart employees.
NEWS
November 24, 1986
Presidents of union locals from around the country called for solidarity with meatpackers who lost jobs during a strike and accused top labor leadership of cooperating with management to force concessions. About 250 workers at a rally in Boston's Faneuil Hall cheered speakers who called for action against the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union leadership, which they said permitted deteriorating wages and benefits.
BUSINESS
May 25, 1985
Attorneys for United Food and Commercial Workers International Locals 770, 899 and 1442 are seeking to enjoin Ralphs from any further layoffs or reduction in working hours of its food clerks pending an arbitration hearing. Ralphs and UFCW officials have been in a dispute for the last several months over the supermarket's efforts to reduce the number of higher-paid food workers in order to replace them with clerks that are paid less.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 2010
Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez Party: Democrat Age: 40 Residence: Los Angeles Personal: Single, no children Education: UC Berkeley Previous occupation: Regional vice president and local political director, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Budget plan: Closes the deficit with minimal program cuts, with the help of $9.3 billion in borrowing. A new tax on oil production would be used to repay the loan.
BUSINESS
July 4, 2003 | From Associated Press
The Arkansas Supreme Court overturned a trespassing decision that barred a labor union from soliciting for members at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores nationwide. The court ruled that the world's largest retailer failed to show irreparable harm from solicitations by members of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it was still examining the order.
BUSINESS
March 3, 2004
* Joe Hansen, a meat cutter from Milwaukee, took charge of the 1.4-million-member United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. He replaced Doug Dority, who retired after 10 years as international president. * Boise Cascade Corp., the third-biggest office products retailer, will eliminate 1,100 jobs as it shuts 45 of its OfficeMax retail stores. The stores will be closed by June 30, Boise Cascade said in a regulatory filing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2003
These contributions were reported by major candidates on Tuesday's ballot who have received at least $100,000 for their gubernatorial campaigns. Totals are for all donations through Sept. 20 and for contributions of $1,000 or more through Tuesday. Donations of $1,000 or more must be reported within 24 hours of receipt. * The Service Employees International Union, with more than 40 California chapters, contributed $21,200*. One of those chapters previously made an identical gift.
NEWS
May 11, 1986 | Associated Press
Striking Hormel meatpackers lost two legal battles Friday when one federal judge refused to bar the international union from placing their local in trusteeship and another ordered them not to harass the trustee or remove records from union offices. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Devitt issued a temporary restraining order in St. Paul prohibiting Local P-9 from transferring any of the union's money from its Austin headquarters or removing records. Devitt's order came about two hours after U.S.
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