Union Plans Protest at Federated Headquarters
The Associated Press reported that Noel Beasley, Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees international vice president, asked for the protest and possibly the beginning of a nationwide union boycott.
He also asked for state and federal investigations claiming that "Federated has not been sincerely trying to sell the catalog retailer intact," and that the parent company established an unrealistic timeline for Peter Lytle's Business Development Group Acquisitions Inc., Wayzata, MN, to buy Fingerhut.
Sen. Paul Wellstone, D-MN, hopes there is no need for investigations. However, as chairman of the Senate committee dealing with health and labor issues, he was ready to lead them.