Report: Barack Obama Urges Tesco to Work With Unions
London Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama has urged Tesco CEO Sir Terry Leahy to meet with the United Food & Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) over employment rights at its Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market stores in the United States, according to the Daily Telegraph.
"I again urge you to reconsider your policy of non-engagement in the United States and advise your executives at Fresh & Easy to meet with the UFCW,” Obama wrote in the letter, the report said.
“I am aware of Tesco's reputation in Britain as a partner to unions. I would hope that you would bring those values to your work in America," Obama added.
The UFCW has backed Obama’s campaign in the past and has run television ad campaigns urging voters to support him.