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Subject Unions on Capitol Hill today to oppose Kroger/Albertsons merger
Date November 29, 2022 10:47 AM
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Unions on Capitol Hill today to oppose Kroger/Albertsons merger

Meet The People: Tambra Jackson

CSA's Holiday Family Basket Update: 8 families are waiting

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Unions on Capitol Hill today to oppose Kroger/Albertsons merger

Six local UFCW unions - representing twelve states and the District of Columbia, and over 100,000 Kroger and Albertsons workers - will [link removed] discuss the impact of the proposed merger between the two grocery giants on Capitol Hill today prior to this afternoon's [link removed] hearing by the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights. The unions say the merger will have a "devastating" effect on workers, consumers, and suppliers such as farmers and ranchers if approved by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and will call on federal and state regulators to stop the merger. The union event will be [link removed] live-streamed starting at 11a this morning.


Meet The People: Tambra Jackson

"I wish that people knew how hard the employees work to maintain the gallery and to make sure they have a safe and clean place for them when they visit," says Tambra Jackson. Jackson works at the National Gallery of Art, and is president of AFGE Local 1831. She's been working for the federal government for eight years, first joining the rest of her family in the Smithsonian Institution and then transferring to the National Gallery of Art. She says the best part of her job is seeing children come to the gallery for visits.

From AFGE's [link removed] Meet the People Who Keep Our Federal and D.C. Governments Running.

CSA's Holiday Family Basket Update: 8 families are waiting

With the holidays just weeks away, eight local families are still awaiting adoption in the Community Services Agency's Holiday Family Basket program. Eight families have been selected by donors to receive holiday gifts, and another eight families are on the waiting list. Contributors thus far include the Bricklayers, DC Nurses Association, IUOE Local 77, IUOE Local 99. Washington DC Chapter National Epicureans Inc., Teamsters Local Union 639, IUPAT District Council 51, and Dan Duncan and family. Email CSA Executive Director Letycia Pastrana at mailto:[email protected] [email protected] for details on adopting a family.

photo: (l-r): IUOE 99 President Frank Barile, CSA's Letycia Pastrana and IUOE 99 Business Manager Don Havard.

Labor Quote: Coalition of organizations led by UFCW Local 400

"This is nothing less than an out-and-out looting of the company."

From a November 3 [link removed] letter to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan denouncing the $4 billion "special dividend" [link removed] announced by Albertsons in connection with the proposed merger with Kroger and urging the regulator to oppose the merger.


Today's Labor History

This week's Labor History Today podcast: [link removed] Pins & Needles' mass appeal. Last week's show: [link removed] Finnish North American working class women and music in the early 20th Century.


Clerks, teamsters and building service workers at Boston Stores in Milwaukee strike at the beginning of the Christmas rush. The strike won widespread support - at one point 10,000 pickets jammed the sidewalks around the main store - but ultimately was lost. Workers returned to the job in mid-January with a small pay raise and no union recognition - 1934

National Labor Relations Board rules that medical interns can unionize and negotiate wages and hours - 1999

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