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The United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW), which has 1.3 million members, put out a 46-page report, underscoring discrepancies in pay, work conditions and union recognition between UK and US Tesco employees. Per the Telegraph, "The Two Faces of Tesco" report—which aims to get Tesco (which owns Fresh & Easy) to recognize its Fresh & Easy US members—includes a letter from Barrack Obama to Fresh & Easy Chief Executive Tim Mason: "'Supermarkets play a critical role in America's cities and neighbourhoods as employers, purchasers of local products and anchors for economic development. A recent Occidental College report raises concerns about Tesco's record in these areas.'" Tesco released a statement claiming the majority of Fresh & Easy staffers are happy with their salary and benefits, stating they can join the union if they want to. [Telegraph]