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New Study: Job Killers

A comprehensive study  from UEPI’s Peter Dreier out now! “…there’s a simple rule: You say it again, and you say it again, and you say it again…and about the time that you’re absolutely sick of saying it is about the

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From 9-11 to 2-13: Advocating for restaurant workers

When the World Trade Center went down, one of the casualties was the Windows on the World restaurant, including 72 of its employees who died that day. But casualties also included the other restaurant workers who didn’t get back their

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Wal-Mart must prove its commitment to healthy food

This column by Bob ran in the San Francisco Chronicle this morning, addressing Wal-Mart’s recent announcement that it will reduce the amount of sugar and salt in their processed foods. Read the column from the Chronicle here, or go to

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22 green resolutions for 2011

Over the holiday break I posted two sets of environmental resolutions for 2011. One group of resolutions concerned ways to make Eagle Rock greener. The other set, inspired by shopping fun & guilt, were ‘green consumer’ ideas. happy 2011!

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Breakthrough in the Fields

The Coalition for Immokalee Workers’ called it a “Breakthrough in the Fields;” but it could also be called “Breakthrough — At Last!” The CIW’s imaginative, systematic, and complex series of actions and targeted campaigns, that began with the fast food

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Posted in Grocery Accountability Project, Labor, Migration Policy and Research

What else we need to know about the McDonalds McRib

Nov. 2, 2010 The Los Angeles Times today (http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-1102-mcrib- 20101102,0,381391.story) had a short article in the business section about McDonald’s plans to do a six week return run at all its locations for the McRib sandwich – the 500 calorie

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Deal with CIW farmworkers recognized nation-wide

The deal reached last week between Florida farm workers and Pacific Tomato Growers represents a landmark in their long battle for increased wages and improved working conditions. The story has gained a lot of attention from both local and national

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Walmart and NYC Restaurant Workers

Wal-Mart’s announcement that it would increase its purchase of local food a few days ago has been applauded by some food activists but treated skeptically by others. On that same day last week, New York City Council President Christine Quinn

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Posted in Grocery Accountability Project, Labor, Uncategorized

New Standards of Social Responsibility

An agreement signed today by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and the Pacific Tomato Growers in Florida represents a landmark for social responsibility and accountability standards within the agriculutral industry, and is a huge victory for CIW, who have been

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“First They Came For ACORN”

Friends and Colleagues, I just posted this piece, “First They Came for ACORN,” about the need for progressives, and Democratic Party politicians, to stand up for ACORN, or else the Right will pick off each progressive and liberal group one-by-one. 

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