What is the ripple effect of the oil spill? For one, you can’t get Oysters at Red Lobster anymore. AmeriPure Oysters is the 660 location strong supplier for the sea food restaurant chain and last week that company shuttered its plant due to low supplies. The 15-year-old business announced it is forced to close indefinitely due to the poisoning of oyster beds due to the BP Oil Spill.
At midnight Tuesday, 600 tree trimmers walked off the job due to an inability to reach a contract agreement with the five companies that subcontract for DTE Energy. The workers are represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 17. The union says the stalemate is over paid vacations and holidays.
Israelis will have a difficult time getting goods in and out of Sweden over the next week. Jesse Russell reports:
By Doug Cunningham
On Wednesday, four unions – UFCW, teamsters, SEIU and longshoremen – used the annual shareholders meeting of the national drugstore chain Rite-Aid to call on the company to bargain in good faith with its workers to reach new fair contracts.
Wendell Young, President of UFCW Local 1776 in Pennsylvania, says unions are not making unreasonable demands. He says this is their message to Rite-Aid.