Union Rallies to Protest Pathmark Closure

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1500 on Friday held a rally at a Harlem Pathmark store to protest job losses related to a closure of another Pathmark store.

QUEENS VILLAGE, N.Y. — United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1500 here on Friday held a rally at a Harlem Pathmark store to protest job losses related to a closure of another Pathmark store.

Organizers scheduled the protest to coincide with a television appearance by Eric Claus, the chief executive officer of Pathmark parent A&P. That company is closing a Pathmark in West Hempstead, N.Y., which is expected to put “dozens” of employees out of work, the union said.

A&P was not available for comment.

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