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Mon Feb 6, 2017, 09:31 AM

Workers unionize at Whole Foods in Duluth

Source: Workday MN

Workers at Whole Foods Co-op in Duluth Minnesota voted 43-42 to form a Union and join the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1189 (link is external).

The vote took place Jan. 26, but the official vote tally was being held up as seven ballots were challenged based on supervisory status, the union said on Feb. 3. The National Labor Relations Board determined the challenged votes were cast by management employees and therefore would not count in the final results.

After the results are certified, the new UFCW members will begin the process of electing a bargaining committee from amongst their coworkers and creating an initial contract proposal for contract negotiations.

"The organizing committee worked really hard even though management was working every day to make people afraid," said Diana Tastad, the lead organizer on the campaign. "I am so proud of them for sticking together despite the fear tactics."

FULL story at link below.

Workers at Whole Foods in Duluth celebrate their decision to join United Food & Commercial Workers Local 1189. Photo courtesy of Local 1189

Read more: http://www.workdayminnesota.org/articles/workers-unionize-whole-foods-duluth?link_id=3&can_id=a9cf23302332fb8fa0573509116ae7fe&source=email-labor-update-95&email_referrer=labor-update-95&email_subject=labor-update

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Mon Feb 6, 2017, 01:25 PM

1. KNR in solidarity! Great news!! nt

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