Unions Launch Attack on Fresh&Easy

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Fresh&Easy touts itself as a neighborhood market with affordable groceries (gasp! how un-American).  One of the ways that Fresh&Easy maintains low prices is a non-union work force and an all self check-out procedure for payment.  Caring little that folks have a low cost alternative for groceries, the grocery related unions have found a shill in Fiona Ma (D-SF) to launch AB183 which would ban alcohol sales through self-checkout stands.  If adopted, this piece of legislation would effectively ban Fresh&Easy from selling alcohol and give the unions leverage in their efforts to get Fresh&Easy to “go union.”  This move has been tried by the unions twice before, but with a liberal like Governor Brown in power they evidently think it is worth another try.


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