Trader Joe’s Workers Deserve a Union.
UFCW, America’s grocery union, proudly supports Trader Joe’s unionizing across the country.
Trader Joe’s workers have always been essential. Throughout the pandemic, we have faced countless health and safety hazards at work. These risks have not gone away. We continue to keep our stores and communities running and are the reason the company remains profitable. In return, we’ve seen diminishing benefits and stagnant wages. It’s time for Trader Joe’s to give our hard work the respect it deserves.
Workers are coming together to unionize Trader Joe’s because we need real job security, transparency from the company, a voice on the job, wages we can live on, and benefits that are here to stay.
When we come together and use our voices, we can make real change happen at our stores. Learn more about how you can join your coworkers and help make Trader Joe’s a better place to work. Fill out the form below to schedule a call with an organizer.
Trader Joe’s Workers Decided To Unionize. The Company Abruptly Closed Their Store.
NEW YORK, NY. — Workers at the Trader Joe’s Wine Shop in Manhattan spent the last four months laying the groundwork to unionize their store. A small organizing committee met regularly to discuss strategy around building support to join the United Food and Commercial Workers union, and they planned to go public with their effort the week of Aug. 15.
But in the early morning hours of Aug. 11, Trader Joe’s abruptly informed them it was closing the popular wine shop, its only one in New York City.
Robert “Rab” Bradlea, a worker at the store and member of the committee, was blindsided when he woke up to texts about the closure last Thursday. Like three other workers from the store interviewed by HuffPost, Bradlea said he sees only one logical reason for it.
“They’re hoping this dissuades other workers from doing the same thing we’ve done,” the five-year Trader Joe’s veteran said.