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Posted inBusiness

Group pickets Trader Joe’s over Florida labor practices

A group of protestors demonstrated outside Trader Joe’s on University Avenue on Saturday to encourage the chain to pressure Florida tomato growers into treating their workers more fairly. Tomato pickers in Florida are among the poorest in the country, and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers has successfully waged campaigns against Taco Bell and McDonalds to […]

Posted inHousing & Development

A lukewarm review for new Berkeley building

The building which houses Berkeley’s newly opened Trader Joe’s was given a lukewarm review by the Chronicle’s urban design writer John King this weekend. While King welcomed the five story mixed-use building as an example of the sort of smart growth cities like Berkeley need, he was less than enthusiasic about its design, calling it “more overstuffed […]