Lyndale Wedge Workers File for Union Election
On October 22, 2015 the workers at the Wedge served management with a copy of the petition and filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) requesting that they conduct a Union Election. The petition was filed after a significant number of Wedge workers signed authorization cards expressing interest in Union representation by UFCW Local 1189. The Union represents workers at the Wedge’s Co-Op Partners Warehouse.
Employees organized around a number of issues including a major rise in “corporate culture,” lack of equal opportunity, and favoritism. As workers in a co-op, employees are looking for a greater collective voice in how their company operates at both the board and store levels.
Neither the Unionization efforts for workers at the Lyndale store nor the recent Union contract negotiations at the warehouse was mentioned at the Wedge’s annual meeting of shareholders held on October 22, 2015.
The Union and the workers expect Wedge management to honor their agreement with the Union and remain neutral in the weeks leading up to the union vote.
The NLRB will be conducting an election on November 16, 2015. Voting times will be from 9:00am – 11:00am and 4:00 – 6:00pm in the Employer’s Classroom at the Wedge store on Lyndale.
For more information contact Abraham Wangnoo