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The Baltimore Sun reports that the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), anticipating a tough series of bargaining sessions with Giant and Safeway, is embracing the “Occupy” movement, launching a website - occupygiantandsafeway.org - to build public support for its positions.

The union’s contract with the two chains expires at the end of March.
KC's View:
Tom McNutt, president of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400, is quoted in the story as saying that while employees have worked hard over the last three decades to make the two grocery chains highly profitable, top executives at the companies are "making the Sheriff of Nottingham look like a saint."

Gee, that seems helpful.

I’m sympathetic to people who worry about the diminishing middle class in America, but when a union official positions himself as Robin Hood, I get a little skeptical.