In the March 24th issue of Supermarket News, Local 1500's campaign to bring more Supermarkets to the five boroughs was highlighted. Click on the image to read the piece.
"Wal-Mart put my store out of business, so I had to get a job at Wal-Mart," the man says. "Thanks to Wal-Mart, I can now only afford to shop at Wal-Mart. Enjoy shopping at Wal-Mart."
Daily News (Albor Ruiz Column): Food workers fed up with Goldman Sachs : Hundreds of people who work at the cafeterias of many of Wall Street's largest investment banks staged a rally Wednesday in front of Goldman Sachs. All of them are employed by Aramark
The AFL-CIO's leaders on Wednesday found a presidential candidate they can agree to focus on: Sen. John McCain. The nation's largest labor federation announced at its executive council meeting in San Diego that it would continue to remain neutral in the Democratic race between Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama, but would begin training its political resources on McCain, the presumptive GOP nominee.
Obama adviser Samantha Power called Hillary Clinton a “monster,” then apologized, while the campaign denounced her statement.
Inez Dickens is the target of a union unhappy with her position on the rezoning of 125th Street.
There’s another candidate for Joe Addabbo’s seat.
NY Times (editorial): A Streetcart Named Healthy:
Health experts have taken to calling low-income neighborhoods “food deserts,” and it is easy to see why. Supermarkets are usually in short supply and specialty produce and health-food stores are even rarer…Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City Council have come up with an innovative solution. Pressed by Speaker Christine Quinn, the Council withstood protests from the retail food industry and approved 1,000 new licenses for mobile fruit and vegetable stands — designating them for the parts of the city that need them most.
If you didn't see Hillary on SNL this weekend, check it out here.
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