University of Wisconsin Embroiled in Palermo Pizza Dispute: Julia Skulstad of The Badger Herald writes that University of Wisconsin Interim Chancellor issued a statement stating that it does not currently have plans to take any action regarding the university's ties with Palermo's Pizza, which is defending unfair labor practice allegations before the National Labor Relations Board. The University's Labor Licensing Policy Committee Chair has recommended that the university require Palermo's to take certain action, and student groups are urging the University to sever ties with Palermo's.
Hostess Threatens Liquidation if Workers Don't Return Today: Michelle Amber of Bloomberg BNA ($) writes that Hostess Brands Inc. announced yesterday that it will seek to liquidate the entire company if striking workers do not return to their jobs by 5 p.m. today. Members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers went on strike after a bankruptcy court allowed Hostess to impose a new collective bargaining agreement.
Raley's Strike Ends: Michelle Marques of KSRO.com reports that workers at Raley's Sonoma County's four stores are returning to work after a 10-day strike. A new contract was reach with the labor union in which the employees were able to preserver their union-run health plan and includes costs savings Raley's needs to stay competitive with stores like Walmart.