Foster Poultry Farms—UFCW
Ocean Spray Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce—IAM
Birds Eye vegetables—UFCW
Betty Crocker Specialty Potatoes—BCTGM
Pillsbury crescent rolls, frozen and bake rolls/breads—BCTGM
Pillsbury pie crusts—BCTGM
Stroehmann bakery products (for stuffing)—BCTGM
Sara Lee pumpkin, apple pie—BCTGM
Mother’s Kitchen pies and cakes—BCTGM
- Sarah Jaffe has a fantastic look at the way Walmart has used a language of Christian values to win the loyalty of its workers and customers, and why, for some workers, that's eroding:
In 2010, she was one of the associates invited to the Wal-Mart shareholders’ meeting, where she attended presentations on the great things the company said it was doing, for women, or against hunger, while its workers weren’t making enough to pay their bills and were subjected to unpredictable scheduling. She was shocked when an executive wanted to close the meeting with his favorite verse of Scripture: Luke 12:48, “For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required.”
For her, that moment of disconnect between the Christian values the executives professed to uphold and the reality she experienced at work was the last straw. “Right there I started praying for the Lord to expose these things in Wal-Mart.”
- Paychecks for janitors at Walter Reed were seriously late and workers didn't know when the paychecks would come. Then, Huffington Post wrote about it, and the workers were suddenly paid.
- Check out Just Cause Reform.
- After a long, tense fight, New York Times staff have ratified a new contract.
- The foreign students exploited by a Hershey contractor in summer 2011 will receive back pay for the work they did and for having been overcharged for housing.
- Congress passed stronger whistleblower protections for federal workers, though not without having some major provisions blocked by House Republicans.