UFCW Press Conference/Rally Planned for 3/29/11

The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 23 will be hosting a rally and press conference on Tuesday, March 29th at 2:15pm at Mellon Square in downtown Pittsburgh in support of Giant Eagle workers.  All are encouraged to attend!

The UFCW is calling the event to draw attention to how the grocery chain Giant Eagle (the #1 private employer in town) is cutting back workers’ hours to such an extent that many are forced to file for unemployment and public assistance.  Giant Eagle is cutting labor costs to offset the millions being spent to remodel stores into Market Districts, but since they continue to rake in upwards of $ 8 billion in profits annually, they shouldn’t be making workers pay for their building projects while making taxpayers foot the bill for wages they should be giving their workers.

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