From today’s HuffPost:
Trader Joe’s may have run afoul of the law at a store in Minnesota where workers unionized last year.
The grocery chain’s management illegally removed union literature from the break room and forbade workers from posting fliers about organizing last November, according to a new complaint filed at the National Labor Relations Board.
A regional director for the labor board wrote in the filing that, by doing so, Trader Joe’s was “interfering with, restraining, and coercing employees in the exercise of the rights” to organize.
The complaint was based on a charge filed by the union, Trader Joe’s United, which won an election at the Minneapolis store held last August, 55 to 5. The complaint filed last week means labor board officials looked into the union’s allegations and found merit in them.
Trader Joe’s United is a new, independent union that has organized four stores since last year, part of a wave of union activity that has hit Amazon, Starbucks, Apple and other big-name retailers since 2021. None of Trader Joe’s more than 500 locations previously had union representation.
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