• From the Associated Press:
"The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Monday against some of the largest poultry producers in the US along with a proposed settlement seeking to end what it claims have been longstanding deceptive and abusive practices for workers.
The suit, filed in federal court in Maryland, names Cargill, Sanderson Farms, and Wayne Farms, along with a data consulting company known as Webber Meng Sahl and Co. and its president.
"In its lawsuit, the Justice Department alleges the companies have been engaged in a multiyear conspiracy to exchange information about the wages and benefits of workers at poultry processing plants to drive down employee competition in the marketplace. The companies did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment."
• From City News Service:
"More than 600 pharmacists and pharmacy workers at Ralphs, Vons, Albertsons and Pavilions stores in Southern California could walk out following an 'overwhelming' membership vote to authorize union leadership to call for a strike
"No dates have been set for a strike and negotiations with the stores have continued.
"United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), which represents workers across seven locals, has filed Unfair Labor Practice charges against the stores with the National Labor Relations Board, claiming they have engaged in 'unlawful and unfair treatment.' The accusations include retaliation against pharmacists who engage in union activity, attempting to bribe pharmacists with bonuses rather than negotiating wage increases and hiring temporary workers to undermine union activity."
• From NBC News:
"Family Dollar has issued a nationwide recall of at least 400 personal care and drug products, including brand names like Tylenol, DayQuil, Crest toothpaste, and more.
The items were inadvertently shipped to certain stores on or around May 1 through June 10 due after being stored outside of labeled temperature requirements, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
"Other recalled products include varieties of Colgate toothpaste, Alka Seltzer, Motrin Ibuprofen, and hundreds of other items.
"To date, Family Dollar has not received any consumer complaints or reports of illness related to this recall, the FDA said. Customers who may have bought affected products may return them even without a receipt, the agency said."