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The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Trader Joe’s has not been able to get a liquor license for a new store in Oakland, California, because it is resisting organized labor’s call to organize its employees.

According to the story, a pair of city planning commissioners responsible for approving the store’s sale of liquor have been holding up the process because they want Trader Joe’s to hold meetings with union officials – saying that they believe it appropriate to evaluate projects based on a wide range of criteria, including how well employees may be paid or whether they have a union-negotiated contract.
KC's View:
Gee, y’think that just maybe those planning commissioners have some sort of relationship with the unions, and just maybe have ulterior motives? Future campaign contributions, perhaps?

Maybe we’re just getting old and cynical…