Workers at a Trader Joe’s in Massachusetts have formed the grocer’s very first union, adding another historic win to a string of recent victories for organized labor.
Employees at the chain’s store in Hadley, north of Springfield, voted 45 to 31 in favor of joining the new group Trader Joe’s United, according to a vote count broadcast online Thursday by the National Labor Relations Board. The agency has not yet certified the results.
The union’s success is all the more noteworthy because Trader Joe’s United is not an established labor group with a paid staff and reliable funding. Workers at the Hadley store created the group earlier this year with an intention to unionize on their own, with some help from labor lawyers assisting them pro bono.Huff Post