By Aalyiah Demry
Source: MPR News

More than 2,500 union members plan to picket outside of 22 Lunds and Byerlys in the west Twin Cities metro Thursday through Saturday, ahead of the 4th of July holiday, a busy weekend for grocery stores.

Members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 663 are accusing the grocery chain Lunds & Byerlys of unfair labor practices amid contract negotiations.

“This is the first time that workers have authorized a ULP strike and if we cannot get to a fair agreement the first time, I believe that the Lunds & Barleys workers will be going on strike,” said Rena Wong, president of UFCW Local 663.

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