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Statement by UFCW Executive Vice President Pat O’Neill Regarding Tesco’s Announcement on US Venture, Fresh & Easy



  Statement by UFCW Executive Vice President Pat O’Neill Regarding Tesco’s
  Announcement on US Venture, Fresh & Easy

Business Wire

WASHINGTON -- December 05, 2012

“Tesco’s announcement today forces thousands of Fresh & Easy workers in
California, Arizona, and Nevada to face a holiday season filled with
uncertainty and fear if their jobs and stores will still be there in the new
year. These job losses could have been avoided if Tesco had chosen to engage
with community stakeholders and its customers to address the many underlying
problems and warning signs of the troubled Fresh & Easy model.

“We call on Tesco and Fresh & Easy executives to include all community and
labor stakeholders as the company undergoes this review process.”

 The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) represents
 more than 1.3 million workers, primarily in the retail and meatpacking, food
processing and poultry industries. The UFCW protects the rights of workers and
strengthens America’s middle class by fighting for health care reform, living
wages, retirement security, safe working conditions and the right to unionize
  so that working men and women and their families can realize the American
Dream. For more information about the UFCW’s effort to protect workers’ rights
and strengthen America’s middle class, go to ufcw.org and join us on Facebook:
              UFCWinternational and follow us on Twitter @UFCW.

Contact:

United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW)
Moira Bulloch, 202-721-8142
or
Dawn Le, 202-549-6798
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