Friday, May 16, 2008

Wal-Mart population reaches 2 million

Almost 2 years ago, Wal-Mart announced they planned on hiring over 150,000 more workers over the next five years, bringing their workforce to a stunning 2 million. This week they announced they have reached 2 million employees worldwide.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Tell the NYS Council on Food Policy about the food problems you're facing

From The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1500's Blog....

NYS Council on Food Policy Listening Session in Harlem

The New York State Council on Food Policy will be in HARLEM to LISTEN to YOU!

The NYS Council on Food Policy is holding a series of Listening Sessions around the state to gain perspective from community members on several food policy issue areas and to seek opportunities to maximize collaboration among stakeholders.

This is your chance to voice out your feelings on food!

"My grocery store just closed down!"

"My bodega only sells junk food!"

"Food prices are burning holes in my pockets!"

The Harlem Listening Session will be held from 5 to 7pm at

Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building

163 West 125th Street, New York

The Listening Sessions are open to the public and are an open microphone format. Anyone who wishes to participate will have five minutes to present their opinions and must also provide their comments in written format. Comments should focus on the key issue areas identified by the Council.

Key issue areas include:
1) Maximize participation in food and nutrition assistance programs;
2) Strengthen the connection between local food products and consumers;
3) Support efficient and profitable agricultural food production and food retail infrastructure; and
4) Increase consumer awareness and knowledge about healthy eating and improve access to safe and nutritious foods.

Please RSVP to John Mallen by calling 1.800.522.0456 ext. 212 or by sending an Email


Tuesday, May 06, 2008

WMT and Generic Drugs

Yesterday Wal-Mart announced "that it is now offering more than 1,000 over-the-counter items for $4 or less and selling some 90-day generic prescriptions for $10." Today, Target followed the same road..."The Minneapolis-based discount retailer said the program includes and expanded assortment of $4 prescription drugs; a 90-day supply of these medications for $10; and over-the-counter medications for $4 or less."

Wal-Mart began this 'test program' in Tampa in 2006, which enticed almost a statewide flee for these $4 drugs. Target matched that offer immediately while K-Mart offered a $15 generic drug. The test program has seriously changed the generic drug industry.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Debbie Shank still doesnt have her money

The Shank's are still waiting for their money from Wal-Mart