Tuesday, January 24, 2006

RWDSU. The part of UFCW that isn't moronic.

Labor Groups Rally Against Big Box Stores In New Bronx Mall

Labor advocates gathered on the steps of City Hall Monday to make sure that the people who live in the area near the Bronx Terminal Market are not shut out of its redevelopment.

The Related Companies is planning to build a shopping center called the Gateway Center on the waterfront property on the Harlem River near the market.

However, members of several labor unions including the New York City Central Labor Council say the Gateway Center Mall should not include big box stores such as BJ's or Wal-Mart. They say the stores don't belong there because of their history of poor labor relations.

“We will not allow Related to aid and abet Wal-Mart and BJ's attempt to avoid the proper scrutiny they deserve from their anti-community and anti-worker practices,” said RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum. “We oppose this deception, and we urge the City Council to say no to these bad neighbors."


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