DLC names senior leasing representative
Tarrytown, N.Y. DLC Management Corp. promoted Evan Podob to senior leasing representative of the company. He will handle the lease-up of the 90% pre-leased Levittown Town Center project opening this summer in Levittown, Pa.
Levittown Town Center is anchored by Wal-Mart Supercenter, Home Depot and Ross Dress for Less.
Cost Plus announces exec changes
Oakland, Calif. Cost Plus announced that board member Christopher Dodds will not stand for reelection due to other time commitments, particularly his role as senior advisor with The Carlyle Group.
Ken Stevens, a member of the company’s audit committee, will replace Dodds. During the past year, the company added two members to its board of directors and will not seek to replace Dodds.
The company also announced that Ray Whitley, senior VP supply chain, has left the company. Whitley’s position will not be replaced and his responsibilities have been assigned to other members of the executive team.
Safeway, union workers agree to continue labor talks
Denver With the threat of a strike looming, Safeway agreed to resume negotiations with its union workers a day after they authorized a strike, a company spokeswoman said Sunday.
The labor contract between Safeway and its workers in Denver expired Saturday night without a new labor agreement, and workers were planning to walk off their jobs as soon as Monday.
The chain remains “committed to negotiating new agreements which recognize the realities of the current economy and the highly competitive retail food market in Colorado,” said Safeway spokeswoman Kristine Staaf.
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 in Colorado represents about 17,000 workers at Safeway, King Soopers and Albertsons. The union said the three chains have offered similar proposals to replace the current labor contracts, which expired Saturday, but the sides still disagree over wages and pension benefits.
Staaf said Sunday’s agreement means the labor agreements that expired Saturday will be extended on a day-to-day basis until May 30 while negotiations continue. She says that either side can agree to terminate their temporary agreement with a 24-hour written notice.
King Soopers workers also extended their contract until May 30 while they continue negotiations.