Report: Dollar General is a ‘severe violator’ of workplace safety rules

OSHA confirmed it is discussing a settlement with the discounter after the fast-growing company has received more than $15.5 million in penalties for safety violations in recent years.


Festival Foods boosts employee discount to 15%

With companies more budget-conscious these days, this worker benefit often gets entangled in cost-cutting efforts, the Wisconsin grocer says.

The retailer said the cuts are necessary to “better prepare for the future needs of customers.”

If successful, employees at the Essex Crossing and Oakland grocery stores would become members of the independent Trader Joe’s United union.

The effort will extend to beefing up enforcement staffs, increasing penalties and having federal agencies work up a national plan, the administration said.

The grocer filed a charge against the independent union with the National Labor Relations Board this week, the latest in an ongoing series of squabbles between the two parties.

The one-day career fair will take place at all 400-plus stores as well as its Freetown, Massachusetts, distribution center.

The Iowa-based grocer suspended its 10% employee discount Monday, after noticing a “significant uptick” in “fraudulent practices and loopholes.” A revamped program will be launched in the coming months.

The German discount grocer, which opened its first U.S. store in 2017, said it is "continually evaluating our operations to ensure we are supporting our stores effectively."

The grocer filed a complaint Wednesday with the National Labor Relations Board, alleging an unfair election and stalling the formation of the third Trader Joe’s union.

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