According to Wikepedia, Bottom Dollar Food is a soft-discount grocery chain. It is a subsidiary of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of international food retailer Delhaize Group. Its headquarters are in Salisbury, North Carolina. Delhaize Group is a food retailer headquartered in Anderlecht, Brussels, Belgium which operates in eight countries and on three continents. It was founded in Charleroi, Belgium in 1867 by Jules Delhaize.
Following nearly a year of construction, New Castles Bottom Dollar Food opened to the public on Thursday, Aug. 1 2013. The grand opening celebration began at 8 A.M. The first 200 customers in line outside the door received a coin for free groceries, reusable shopping totes were given away throughout the day and Robin Cole of the Pittsburgh Steelers signed autographs from 8 to 9 A.M.
However, the opening was not without opposition. A labor union sent a letter to local residents urging them to stay away from Bottom Dollar. Local 880 of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union mailed out a letter which included the signatures of 21 employees of Giant Eagle, which has union representation. Information included in the letter argued that Bottom Dollar, which is non-union, pays lower wages and is foreign owned, which means its profits leave the area.
I have seen picketers in front of Bottom Dollar on and off since summer. They have not given up even during the holiday season under heavy snowfall.
Vikipediye göre, Bottom Dollar Food (Enalt Dolar Gıda) bir yumuşak indirimli market zinciridir. Uluslararası gıda perakendecisi Delhaize Grubu'nun ABD bölümü Delhaize Amerikanın bir yan kuruluşudur. Genel merkezi Salisbury, Kuzey Carolinada bulunmaktadır. Delhaize Grubu Anderlecht, Brüksel, Belçika merkezli sekiz ülkede ve üç kıtada faaliyet veren bir gıda perakendecisidir. Jules Delhaize tarafından 1867 yılında Charleroi, Belçikada kurulmuştur.
Yaklaşık bir yıl inşaatın ardından, New Castle Bottom Dollar Food 1 Ağustos, 2013 Perşembe günü halka açıldı. Büyük açılış kutlaması 08:00de başladı. Kapının dışında sıralanmış ilk 200 müşteriye ücretsiz yiyecek için bir jetonlar verildi, gün boyunca yeniden kullanılabilir alışveriş poşetleri dağıtıldı ve Pittsburgh Steelersin Robin Coleı 08:00-09:00 arası imza verdi.
Ancak, açılış muhalefetsiz değildi. Bir sendika yerel halka onları Bottom Dollardan uzak kalmaya çağıran bir mektup gönderdi. Birleşik Gıda ve Ticari İşçiler Sendikasından Yerel 880 sendika temsili olan 21 Giant Eagle işçisinin imzalarını içeren bir mektup postaladı. Mektupta yer alan bilgiler, sendikasız Bottom Dolların, daha düşük ücret ödediğini ve yabancı mülkiyetli olduğunu için kârın bölgeyi terk edeceği anlamına geldiğini savundu.
Ben Bottom Dollar önünde yazdan beri zaman zaman pankartçılar gördüm. Hatta yoğun kar yağışı altında bayram sezonunda dahi vazgeçmiş değiller.
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serp2000 (41356) 2013-12-17 21:38
This is very interesting report, but I am a customer and I think the foreign investitions are good support for very economic. Why not? But a low salary is really big problem for everyone, no doubt.
Good presentation of the social event.
Nicou (126290) 2013-12-18 2:45
Sous la neige quelle vue et compo mervielleux ces sapins ave cle boules rouge et ces personnages avec leur pancarte ils ont bien du courage avec les flocons qui tombenmt.
Bravo et amitié
jhm (141961) 2013-12-18 4:07
This is really a white Christmas, in Belgium get we a green Christmas, but I am very gladly, not good for my age snow.
But your picture is a nice picture really a lovely atmosphere
Perspective and depth are excellent taken.
High quality picture, an excellent subject.
Excellent composition, nice presentation
Very well done, TFS.
Subhogen (4067) 2013-12-18 5:55
The protesters must have really good reason to venture out with their demonstration in this awful weather!!
Nice paradox mood you have captured in the picture..you have the Christmas trees in the FG which symbolizes the jovial mood of the festive season and in the BG you have these protesters and this gloomy weather which symbolizes unhappiness. Great shot it has climate.
rychem (25866) 2013-12-18 6:20
The icon shows the festive mood with Christmas trees, but these picketers are not in the Christmas mood, a good reportage photo
EstudioChispa (2070) 2013-12-18 6:42
What an interesting scene, Murat! You have captured all the conflicting forces of consumerism in one perfect image!
Bottom Dollar doesn't operate here, and Texas is notoriously anti-union, but I was raised (in Kansas City) to NEVER cross a picket line, at least never to cross a labor union picket line. I am curious whether these picketers are labor union members striking for better pay or conditions (something I will always support), or a political-interest group whose only issue is the foreign ownership. Like Serghei, I think "the horse is out of the barn" as regards foreign ownership of companies. I'll go one further to say that I think one great hope for a future peaceful world is when there is so much cross-investment that each of us holds some stake in the well-being of all nations and communities.
Whoooo... guess I went down a little rabbit trail there! Back to your foto! You have successfully handled one potential problem -- the reds are prone to burn-in quite strongly if you let them, which you didn't. Could the green in the trees have been brought up a little? No matter -- this is a perfect image, showing the collision of consumerism (especially as fueled by the holidays) and unionism in the face of harsh weather. Fooking brilliant!
omid266 (6308) 2013-12-18 6:59
Salam Murat ,
Very nice foto ,
I hope you have nice memory in 2013 and
wish the bests for 2014 for you .
Thanks for sharing us .
*** LET PEACE And LOVE PREVAIL IN THE WORLD ! ***
Omid from I.R.IRAN
eldancer1 (30034) 2013-12-18 7:46
I like looking at snow--from a distance! Actually it would be nice if Las Vegas will get some snow. Nice capture of this winter scene, and the workers protesting. Good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
arnie (1803) 2013-12-18 7:55
A nice piece of photo journalism .
ikeharel (60363) 2013-12-18 8:13
Not an easy stuff to read, in the note you had posted, a snowstorm picket-line with the coming holiday is a sad sight.
Yet, a fine document presernted. White, red and green mingle superbly on pic. space.
holmertz (43285) 2013-12-18 11:43
This is a very good photo. It's a spectacular composition whatever way we see it, and for a change it also shows us a grim reality of daily life which is not so often featured among the TE photos. Your note is an equally important contribution.
Actually, for the first short moment the title made me think of Christmas shopping as "the Season for Pickpocketing", which is true at least where I live :-).
resat1972 (7486) 2013-12-18 12:11
crismis geliyor, tatil geliyor..
bizde bir gün tatil. :(
jcpix (13724) 2013-12-18 15:39
Well, I guess it really wouldn't be in the true holiday spirit if there weren't people unhappy about something, right? :) I really like the raw nature of this image, both festive and edgy. I sure don't envy anyone standing outside in these kinds of conditions, but I guess that's the spirit!? A smart observation and well framed shot, the large and decorated trees set in front of the protestors create a contrast of many things. Thanks for sharing this engaging piece of social imagery. Enjoy your evening.
worldcitizen (7301) 2013-12-18 17:03
Very interesting capture! You have the decorated trees and snow, creating a holiday mood, and then the picketers and the large store behind them. The weather has been bitter so far, and they must really be freezing! It's a slice of daily life that doesn't get photographed very often.
kato (11630) 2013-12-18 22:06
You're capturing well this journalistic photo by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see both of Christmas pdecoration and some picketers in chilly weather. It looks like paradoxical spectacle in our real life. The society which can protest by a picket considers for a still healthy nation, even if the reasons of low wages, long working hours, etc. And, the red color gives an impact in this image.
ChrisJ (101782) 2013-12-19 12:22
Merhaba Murat Bey
Brrr! Reminds me of Erzurum! Good capture of the motion blurred falling snow in this superb Christmas card scene. A little bit of halo effect with the pp. I'd use a much bigger feather margin of 100 to 200 pixels so the effect is less noticeable. Excellent sharpness and nice repetition of the 3 picketers. Tfs!
Miguel82 (25491) 2013-12-22 14:13
good view of these demonstrators very brave and motivated, I like to see the fir trees decorated for Christmas, prompt capture, pleasant colors, all the best, warm regards
jmdias (57537) 2013-12-27 15:44
I liked the colored little areas in contrast with the greyish mood of the compo. nice details and excellent quality. TFS.
- Copyright: Murat Tanyel (mcmtanyel) (14939)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-14
- Categories: Decisive Moment
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- Date Submitted: 2013-12-17 21:21