On June 30, 2010 we published this piece - Tom & Jane Plus Two Discuss Unionization at Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market - about a discussion on the Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Facebook site about whether or not the non-union food and grocery chain should be unionized.
Tom, (who's not an employee of Fresh & Easy) and Jane (who is an employee of Tesco's Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market) are the two most active discussion members, hence we used their names in the story's title. Well, and... the names also made for a good sounding headline, despite the similarity to John and Kate plus...
Since we ran the piece, the union/non-union discussion on the Facebook site has gotten more interesting - and richer - with additional folks joining in, including other Fresh & Easy employees. Tom and Jane have added additional comments as well.
You can view - and read the additional comments - the ongoing discussion on unionization at Tesco's Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market here.
Feel free to offer you own comments on the topic and issue on this post or on our June 30, 2010 post linked above - and below.
Related Stories & some background on the issue:
>June 30, 2010: Tom & Jane Plus Two Discuss Unionization at Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market
>Read a history of our coverage of the UFCW union-Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market topic and issue here. Click the "older posts" link at the bottom of the first linked page to see additional pages.
>Most recently we reported and published a series of stories about Tesco, Tesco's Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, the UFCW union, and labor-related issues and legal cases involving two of the chain's stores and one of its two suppliers - 2 Sisters Food Group - which Tesco recently bought and has taken over. See the stories below:
June 20, 2010: NLRB Judge Rules Against Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market in Spring Valley CA Store Labor Law Violation Case
March 4, 2010 - Aministrative Law Judge Finds Tesco's Fresh & Easy Violated Labor Relations Act in Ex-Store Employee, UFCW Union Complaint]
June 20, 2010: NLRB Judge Rules Against Key Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Supplier '2 Sisters Food Group' in Labor Relations Violations Case
June 21, 2010: The Missing Link in Tesco's Purchase of Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Meat Supplier '2 Sisters Food Group'
>Additionally, Fresh & Easy Buzz recently reported on Tesco plc director and Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market CEO Tim Mason's 2009 comphensation package. See the stories below:
June 4, 2010: Every Little (Bit) Helps: Tesco Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market CEO Mason Paid $6.188 Million For 2009
June 23, 2010: Tesco Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market CEO Tim Mason Gets Big Stock Award Featuring a Singular Twist
June 8, 2010: Tesco CEO Terry Leahy Retiring; Philip Clarke New CEO; Tim Mason Named Deputy CEO But Will Remain Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Chief in U.S.
April 23, 2009: Tesco PLC Director and Fresh & Easy USA CEO Tim Mason Sells Over 631,381 Tesco Shares Yesterday For $3.2 Million Payday