Walmart secured a patent to eavesdrop on shoppers and employees

Walmart was granted a patent this week for a new listening system for its retail stores that, if ever deployed, may make some employees and shoppers uncomfortable. According to the filing and claims, it’s “an example system for capturing and analyzing sounds in a shopping facility.” In other words, it’s a kind of surveillance system.

How shutdown exposed the lie at the heart of the anti-union ‘right-to-work’ movement

JAN 27, 2019 -- Thousands of federal employees protested at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., this week, holding aloft empty plates during 33 minutes of silence—one minute for each day of the government shutdown. Some plates carried the message, “Will work for pay.”

Retail Food Negotiation Update, Northern California - January 24, 2019

Negotiations continue with Safeway/Vons, Save Mart/Food Maxx and Raley’s/Bel Air/Nob Hill/Food Source with more dates scheduled through the end of January as we work to achieve an agreement which rewards the hard work of our members.

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