Grocery Union Holds Economic Forum on Retail Food Jobs

Rebuilding the Economy of NYC

UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC, NY (10/27/2009)(readMedia)– On Wednesday, October 28 at 6:00 PM, United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1500, 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 follow.

WHO: Mimi Rosenberg – Moderator, WBAI’s Building Bridges, Host

Charles Farfaglia, Fairway Market LLC, Vice President of Human Resources Paul Sonn, National Employment Law Project, Legal Co-Director Rene Flores, Gristedes Foods, Executive Director of Human Resources Dr. Nicholas Freudenberg, CUNY, Distinguished Professor of Public Health Robert Newell, UFCW Local 1500, Field Director Annmarie Griffin, Employee of Pathmark

WHEN: Wednesday, October 28, 2009, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

WHERE: 310 E 67th St., New York, NY

Please attend this very important event and join in the discussion about the role retail jobs will play in rebuilding our communities.

RSVP: Patrick Purcell, 973-583-9651,

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