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Old 08-22-2011, 03:05 PM
 
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I lived in Seattle for 13 years and even I'm floored that a cashier is making $19 an hour there. This is in no offense to the OP whatsover, but that wage is ridiculous. It's a cashier.

The cost of living in Seattle is high, groceries are very expensive. This may be one of the reasons why.

Had I know I could have made an insanely high wage, (and by "insane" I mean, "you're kidding, right? For a cashier?"), I would have stayed there and scanned groceries for the next 30 years.

Anyway, OP, I've never seen a Kroger's here. Someone mentioned Shaw's and yes, I've seen one of those.

One.

Hannaford is the main grocery, it seems. At least, I can find them practically anywhere. But I don't think Hannaford is unionized anymore than Safeway is.

Does Kroger's have an online site that you can use to look up where they are located?

Actually, I just put in Krogers in a search and in less than 10 seconds, found out where all the Krogers are located.

kroger.com click, "Find Stores"
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:38 PM
 
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I am pretty sure Hannaford has never been union. Remember when they were independantly owned Shop and Saves. Don's ,Doug's,Guay's etc.
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:43 PM
 
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not the stores in maine, and shaws has some challenging times- many are for sale

I didn't phrase that correctly.It is a chain with locations throughout New England not unions throughout New England.
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Old 08-22-2011, 05:58 PM
 
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I am pretty sure Hannaford has never been union. Remember when they were independantly owned Shop and Saves. Don's ,Doug's,Guay's etc.
cottle's and sampson's too.

hannaford still supplies independently owned stores

edwards
danforths
graves
tradewinds
radly's in oob
bayside
lonsbury
indian hill market


hannaford had a union in their warehouse- they still may (ufcw)- united food commercial workers union- but not retail
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:10 PM
 
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I was trying to think of the other grocery store in Old Town back in the 70s-Sampson's.
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Old 08-23-2011, 02:42 AM
 
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I was trying to think of the other grocery store in Old Town back in the 70s-Sampson's.
It's interesting the old store's that use to be around- many of our parents use to shop at,
years ago in gardiner their was 6 different stores- now just one

A&P was a union shop in maine- one of the last ones was in greenville(down over the hill in the village, I met 3-4 fellows that worked their over 30 years.
no A&P's exist now in maine

Ive always found it interesting to go in stores that have been around for at least 50 years and look at the old pictures- they have character, some are family run businesses that are still going-

in the late 80's when i was working for a (well-known)grocery chain- they opened a store in upstate new york and sent me down to "acclimate" the new meatcutters to the productivity and procedure standards of the new supermarket in town-
the new employees i dealt with came from grand union and price-chopper, both unionized, we weren't- whole different attitudes- they were in for a rude awakening- the whole teamwork concept never evolved in unions
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Old 08-23-2011, 03:54 PM
 
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It's interesting the old store's that use to be around- many of our parents use to shop at,
years ago in gardiner their was 6 different stores- now just one

A&P was a union shop in maine- one of the last ones was in greenville(down over the hill in the village, I met 3-4 fellows that worked their over 30 years.
no A&P's exist now in maine

Ive always found it interesting to go in stores that have been around for at least 50 years and look at the old pictures- they have character, some are family run businesses that are still going-

in the late 80's when i was working for a (well-known)grocery chain- they opened a store in upstate new york and sent me down to "acclimate" the new meatcutters to the productivity and procedure standards of the new supermarket in town-
the new employees i dealt with came from grand union and price-chopper, both unionized, we weren't- whole different attitudes- they were in for a rude awakening- the whole teamwork concept never evolved in unions
Right there. It's like those who work for tips and have to pool their tips at the end of the day. People say it increases teamwork when in reality, it allows some to be lazy. And that just starts up all kinds of problems.

None of these things are good.
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Old 08-23-2011, 04:58 PM
 
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Stop and Shop and WalMart's are the only two grocery stores in Mass. that are union. $19 p/hr?? I think I'm going to be sick.....
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Old 08-23-2011, 04:58 PM
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You know, I've worked both union and non union. You have lazy people everywhere, sometimes it's harder for the union shop to fire someone, but it's not the union that makes people lazy workers.

Like so many other things in this world, what starts off good (protection from abusive bosses, being treated fairly, safety) makes the swing to far in the other direction (harder to fire poor workers, wages that put people out of work, getting involved with politics)

I think it would be good if unions went back to local control, not this big business that they became, not with all the employees who only work for the union, and don't do the job of the workers they are trying to represent.
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Old 08-23-2011, 05:11 PM
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Stop and Shop and WalMart's are the only two grocery stores in Mass. that are union. $19 p/hr?? I think I'm going to be sick.....
Walmart is union???? I thought Walmart didn't allow unions.
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