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Same Song Different Verse

Check this out. The UFCW sponsored an identical smear campaign in the Phoenix area against Bashas’ supermarkets. The similarities are uncanny. Both campaigns mention baby food or baby formulas. Both unions have a front company, like California Healthy Communities Network and Hungry for Respect, so reporters don’t spell out UFCW local 5 and local 99. Both unions claim they have been collecting (and rotting) food for a month and half. Both locals in different cities held press conferences within a day of each other to announce their “findings.” Bashas’ says they have been the target of the union smear campaign for over a year. Phoenix’s Local 99 has also filed a claim with the National Labor Relations Board against Bashas’ supermarkets. Sound familiar?


Found another one. This union smear campaign is against Fiesta Foods grocery in Pasco Washington. The union, UFCW local 1439, posted flyers impersonating the Benton Franklin Health District and KNDU-TV.


June 29, 2007 - Posted by | front company, Local 5, smear campaign, UFCW, union


  1. Keep up the good work.

    Comment by Greg | July 7, 2007 | Reply

  2. […] The union wants to hurt the chain’s public reputation and stop customers from patronizing the store, so it held a news conference alleging that the union found 25 of the chain’s 43 stores were selling out-of-date baby formula. One blogger thinks the union planted the formula. […]

    Pingback by Union Betrays Public Trust While It Falsely Claims Store Betrays Babies | I, Pandora | July 14, 2007 | Reply

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