Source: VT Digger

Employees of Ben & Jerry’s flagship plant in Waterbury have chosen to unionize, according to the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.

Ronald Petronella, president of the Connecticut-based UFCW Local 371, said that more than 60% of the plant’s ice cream producers and processors had signed cards seeking to join the union. On Wednesday, he said, the company recognized the union after a neutral third-party verified that a majority of the nearly 100 employees in the bargaining unit supported the move.

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