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Food Workers' Union Targets Wages At Price Rite

United Food & Commercial Workers union members have launched a campaign to pressure Price Rite stores — but it isn't to push the supermarket company into negotiating with workers, or even to recognize the desire of those workers to join the union. Rather, the union hopes that publicity will embarrass the company into paying its workers more. Twice this week, dozens of union members handed out leaflets at 37 Price Rite stores, all non-union, including five in Connecticut. Keri Hoehne, director of organizing at Local 371 of Westport, said it was the first time that the union has held actions at Price Rite, which is headquartered in New Jersey. The union held informational...

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