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  1. news
    Did a Union Really Form at Lodi? It’s Not So Simple.A labor group’s message claimed victory, but it’s a bit premature.
  2. chains
    The Unavoidable Fight to Unionize Starbucks in New York“It’s tiring to be called a ‘partner’ and not be heard.”
  3. grocery wars
    Whole Foods Employees Want to UnionizeToday, organizers will send out an email to employees at 490 stores encouraging them to join the effort.
  4. the feeding tube
    Boston Teamsters Found Not Guilty in Top Chef Extortion TrialThe defense argued it was legitimate collective bargaining.
  5. Facebook Cafeteria Workers Unionize in Hopes of Improving WagesThe current $18.81 hourly wage isn’t enough to make ends meet in an area where prices are so inflated.
  6. The Chain Gang
    McDonald’s Tells the Government It’s Pretty Sure Angry Employees AreA federal agency has ruled the company shares responsibility for labor violations.
  7. The Chain Gang
    McDonald’s Workers Claim They Were Fired for UnionizingAnd for the first time, the NLRB may hold corporate responsible.
  8. The Chain Gang
    Starbucks Still Can’t Fire Unionized Barista Who Cursed Out Co-workersFor the second time, the NLRB rules his actions were protected protests.
  9. Potential Closings
    BiCE in Midtown May Close Permanently, But Probably NotThe original BiCE opened in Milan, in 1926.
  10. Strikes
    New York’s Fast-Food Workers Resume Citywide StrikesA growing coalition of restaurant workers renew a call for increased wages.
  11. Unions
    Saveur Editor James Oseland’s Husband Cannot Get a Green CardDOMA prevents the federal government from recognizing same-sex unions.
  12. Where’s the Cream Filling?
    Hostess Drew on Pension Funds to Cover Operating CostsThough not necessarily illegal, it’s still pretty scummy.
  13. Strikes
    Striking Fast-Food Workers Return to WorkFast-food workers are back at work, but the struggle is not over.
  14. Strikes
    New York City’s Fast-Food Workers Commence Massive, Unprecedented StrikeWorkers are demanding, on average, a $7 increase in hourly pay, from $8 to $15.
  15. Mediavore
    Revel Riles Casino Union with ‘Term Limits’ on Jobs; Herring MightPlus: Monstrous algae threatens Texas oysters; and the nation’s greenest restaurant is in Chicago, all in our morning news roundup.
  16. Mediavore
    Neither Pickets Nor Fire Could Stop MilkBoy From Opening; Lobster Ice Cream Is aPlus: Where to eat at Disneyland; and constant nagging from Self magazine may help you achieve your dieting goals, all in our morning news roundup.
  17. Openings
    Old Stella D’oro Factory to Become BJ’s ClubThe cookie factory closed in 2009 after 87 years in the city.
  18. Labor Strife
    Boathouse Workers Record Dean Poll’s Anti-Union ‘Threats’The man who tried to take over Tavern on the Green is again in the union’s crosshairs.
  19. Reopenings
    Mayor May Shrink Tavern on the Green“Maybe it’ll be a small one, which might fit in a little better in terms of today’s needs.”
  20. Reopenings
    Trump Still Bullish on Tavern on the GreenHe says he’s struck a deal with the union.
  21. Mediavore
    Acme’s Unionized Workers Reject Buyout Bid; Everything That’sPlus Michelin stars lose prestige in the UK, and despite roast beef supposedly being the “next big thing,” Wendy’s/Arby’s group looks to unload Arby’s all in our morning news roundup.
  22. Mediavore
    Zitner Candy Corp. Gears Up For Easter; Public-School Cafeteria Workers UnionPlus the Times asks readers for spaghetti taco-like food mash-ups, and a UK chef finds a perfectly round egg, all in our morning news roundup.
  23. Mediavore
    Union Dock Workers Shut Down Marine Terminal In Protest Against Del Monte;Plus kids with allergies get picked on more, and Domino’s tests breakfast pizza, all in our morning news roundup.
  24. Mediavore
    Blatstein to Receive Upwards of $100 Million from the State for Hotels and OtherPlus Budweiser to give away free beer, and KFC advertises the Double Down on college students’ butts, all in our morning news roundup.
  25. Labor Unrest
    Tavern on the Green Negotiations May Go BustDean Poll is having trouble reaching an agreement with the union.
  26. Food Politics
    Union TrustProduce market management and Teamsters make nice
  27. Lawsuits
    Wild Edibles Ends Epic Standoff With Picketing WorkersThere’s been a settlement in one of the food world’s most twisted labor cases.
  28. Reopenings
    Tavern on the Green Gives Away 4,000 Pounds of LeftoversThe restaurant’s overstock is going to City Harvest. Plus: When will it reopen?
  29. Reopenings
    Tavern on the Green Isn’t Going QuietlyA new dispute has erupted over when exactly Jennifer LeRoy will let new leaseholder Dean Poll move in.
  30. Labor Unrest
    New Tavern on the Green Already Faces Labor StrifeThe union calls a proposed new contract “a slap in the face.”
  31. Beef
    Stella D’oro Strikers Say Replacements Bake Inferior CookiesBronx bakery workers began picketing last August.
  32. Labor Unrest
    Judge Rules That Starbucks Illegally Busted UnionThree baristas must get their jobs back.