Wednesday, March 10, 2010


[Pictures above: Hundreds of workers from Local 141 of the UNITED HERE New England Joint Board rally for a fair contract.] Click on the pictures for a full screen.

Hundreds of TJX/HomeGoods workers rally at the company's distribution center in Bloomfield, CT today to demand a fair contract to improve wages and health insurance benefits. The company recently posted a record one BILLION dollars in profits. The workers who do the work are demanding their share.

HomeGoods employee Jessica Rivera noted, "We are rallying for a better contract and for better pay and benefits. We want to be treated fairly and equally at work. We want to feel proud of the work we do and the company we work for."

On February 24, TJX, the parent corporation of HomeGoods, Marshalls, AJ Wright and TJ Maxx stores, posted record profit for 2009, breaking the one BILLION profit mark for the first time in its history. For the quarter ended Jan. 30, TJX posted a profit of $ 395 million, up from $ 250.7 million a year earlier.

The time for a fair contract is NOW!

[John Olsen, President of the CT AFL-CIO, delivered a spirited speech and pledged the support of the CT AFL-CIO.]

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Posted by Tom Connolly

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