How to Beat Back the Bush Economy: Local Employers, Academics and Unions Square Off On the Jobs of the Future

Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:09am EDT

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NEW YORK--(Business Wire)--
According to the United States Department of Labor retail jobs will be one of
the fastest growing sectors in our country. Are good retail jobs the key to
ending the recession? 

On Wednesday, October 28, local retail employers, policy experts, and union
leaders will convene a debate on the issues faced by grocery store employees and
grocery store operators in a recovering economy. Current Upper East Side market
Agata & Valentina employees will share why they are struggling to attain the
American Dream. Panelists will discuss the ways in which successful grocery
businesses can also be community-leading employers. An open discussion will

 WHO:      Mimi Rosenberg - Moderator, WBAI`s Building Bridges, Host                                        
           Charles Farfaglia, Fairway Market LLC, Vice President of Human Resources                         
           Rene Flores, Gristedes Foods, Executive Director of Human Resources and Asset Management         
           Dr. Nicholas Freudenberg, City University of New York, Distinguished Professor of Public Health  
           Rob Newell, UFCW Local 1500, Field Director                                                      
           Annmarie Griffin, Employee of Pathmark                                                           
           Paul Sonn, National Employment Law Project, Legal Co-Director                                    
 WHEN:     Wednesday, October 28, 2009, 6:00-8:00 p.m.                                                      
 WHERE:    310 E 67th St., New York, NY                                                                     

Requests for interviews and more information about the event should be directed
to Joe Fedele, UFCW Local 1500, 718-479-8700, or Amber Sparks, UFCW
International, 202-466-1528. 

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) represents
more than 1.3 million workers, with nearly one million in the grocery industry.

UFCW Local 1500
Joe Fedele, 718-479-8700 

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