Here is a pair of related posts, one from California, the other from France. Union nonsense is at the heart of both.The LA Times reports Postal Workers' Union Criticizes Staples-Run Post Offices. California leaders from a national postal workers' union are criticizing a Staples pilot program that has installed dozens of small post offices in the office-supply stores.
Worried about upsetting Switzerland’s strong economy or driving its high costs even higher, more than three-quarters of Swiss voters rejected a plan Sunday to create the world’s highest minimum wage and slightly more than half spurned a request to outfit the Swiss Air Force with 22 new fighter jets.
In hopes of reducing the impact of Obamacare, Olive Garden and Red Lobster are reducing hours and studying the impact.
Right now, this is just a small test, involving only four stores. However, if large chains are testing in that direction, no doubt other companies are doing the same. I also suspect smaller chains have already shifted to that model completely.
Billabong International Ltd. said its 40-year-old surf brand was worthless after the company’s losses tripled amid store closures, firings and a breach of debt terms. The stock fell the most in almost three weeks.