By Mark Hamstra
Source: Supermarket News
Trader Joe’s has filed an objection with the National Labor Relations Board protesting the union election last week at Louisville, Ky., store.
The retailer claims that the union and its supporters acted unlawfully to discourage voting in the election, according to the filing.
As previously reported, workers at the store voted 48-36 in favor of unionization, making the store the third in the chain to vote in favor of representation by Trader Joe’s United, the union formed specifically to represent workers at the chain.
According to the filing, union representatives and supporters urged workers at the Louisville store to transfer to another location if they did not support the union, and made “unwelcome, intrusive, harassing and intimidating comments” to workers.