Tagged as New York


WalmartNYC.com Promotes Report: NYC Store Would Lower Wages

Here’s something you don’t see everyday, Walmart telling the truth.
The ingenious website www.walmartnyc.com which claims to promote real New Yorker opinions, is promoting a report from ABC News which covered NYC Public Advocate’s Bill de Blasio’s report that if a Walmart were to open in NYC retail wages would suffer.  Here’s a screen shot from WalmartNYC’s newsroom:
via: www.walmartnyc.com
We love how the logo above reads, “Helping NYC Save Money and Live Better”, while they source studies that argue they’ll lower retail wages.

Thanks, Walmart!

Bruce Springsteen: "It was a mistake." (Doing business with Wal-Mart)

A portrait of Bruce SpringsteenImage via Wikipedia

In the New York Times Sunday Bruce Springsteen expressed his regret on having his new album for sale exclusively at Wal-Mart.

“given its labor history, it was something that if we’d thought about it a little longer, we’d have done something different.” He added, “It was a mistake….”

You can read the entire piece here.

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Building Blocks Project

The interior of a Loblaws supermarket in TorontoImage via WikipediaWe’re currently involved with developing a website to backbone a campaign geared towards taking action against the current Supermarket crisis throughout the five boroughs. The project is called the ‘Building Blocks Project’. Here’s a quick synopsis of Local 1500’s project, if you would like to get involved just follow this link and sign up!

The lack of affordable and quality food available to consumers through traditional Supermarkets has reached crisis levels. Communities are affected both economically and with health related problems. Good jobs are being lost due to store closings, and we are failing to create new jobs through new supermarket development. Diabetes, obesity and heart related illnesses are at epidemic levels.

Through our Building Blocks Project, we intend to form a long-term coalition of labor unions, healthcare professionals, hunger and nutrition advocates, food access experts, elected leaders, community activists and faith-based leaders to ensure that all communities have the basic Building Blocks of good food, good jobs and good health. When a community is built upon this foundation, it produces positive results for all residents of New York State.

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