“What the Hell Is Going on at Trader Joe’s?”
by Jenny G. Zhang for Eater, www.eater.com
Although many grocery store workers in Hawaii belong to unions—such as the approximately 1,000 ILWU members who work for Foodland, Sack N Save, and Times Supermarket—many grocery workers are unprotected, fearful, and being exploited on the job. But workers can only be pushed so far—and Trader Joe’s employees are organizing.
“COMIC: Grocery Workers Are Essential, And Feeling The Strain”
by Sarah Mirk for NPR, www.npr.org
Grocery workers’ stories during the coronavirus crisis—told in the form of eloquent comics. ILWU Foodland, Sack N Save, and Times workers—does this ring true for you?
“Powells Closes for Eight Weeks as Laid Off Employees Fire Back”
by Ed Nawotka for Publishers Weekly, www.publishersweekly.com
About 85 percent of your ILWU Local 5 brothers and sisters in Oregon who work at Powell’s book stores are laid-off with no extended medical coverage. At the same time, owner Emily Powell claims, “My heart breaks for all of us.”