By Annie Probert
Source: The Boston Globe
Workers at a Trader Joe’s store in Western Massachusetts filed for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday, less than a month after announcing their intent to do so in a letter to company chief executive Dan Bane.
If their efforts succeed, the Hadley store will become the first and only unionized location of the cult favorite grocery chain, which has more than 530 stores nationwide (20 in Massachusetts).
Employees — dubbed “crew members” by Trader Joe’s — will be represented by Trader Joe’s United, a new and independent labor organization that follows in the footsteps of other worker-led unions at Amazon and Starbucks.