Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Sacramento Bee on UFCW Union and Fresh & Easy

On Sunday, December 30, we reported on the United Food & Commercial Workers' (UFCW) union and its plans to launch an aggressive organizing campaign targeted at Tesco Fresh & Easy Market store-level clerks beginning this year (2008).

Read our story here.

In today's Sacramento Bee, the paper reports in a similar way on that campaign. The Bee calls it a "Wal-Mart-style" battle between a nationwide union (the UFCW) and Tesco's Fresh & Easy. Read today's Sacramento Bee story here.

The Bee also mentions a website, "Fresh & Queasy," that the UFCW has launched. The only "Fresh & Queasy" website we found was this one on the popular website You Tube. The You Tube site has a couple videos posted on it, along with a couple comments to date. However, it doesn't have too many viewers thus far.

Tesco's Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market says it does not oppose union organizing of its employees according to U.S. labor laws. The grocer's position, according to spokesman Brendon Wennacott, is that the decision to join any union is up to the employees.

"It's their right," Wennacott says.

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