By Emily Crowe
Source: Progressive Grocer

Associates at a Trader Joe’s store in Oakland, Calif., voted last week to unionize, making it the fourth location in the United States to do so. The vote was 73-53 in favor of the move to be represented by independent union Trader Joe’s United.

Meanwhile, a union push in New York City was unsuccessful. Workers at the Essex Crossing Trader Joe’s store in Manhattan voted 76-76 in their respective election, which, by National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rules, is a defeat since it does not cross the 50% threshold needed.

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