fbpx Skip to main content

Indiana REI Workers Join Local 700

February 15, 2024

On Feb. 9, workers at the REI store in Castleton, Ind., voted to join UFCW Local 700 to build a better future for themselves and their co-workers. The REI Castleton workers’ successful unionization push comes on the heels of a growing unionization movement at REI, and this is the ninth location nationwide to unionize with the UFCW/RWDSU.

“I came to REI because I wanted a community of like-minded people who cared about something bigger than themselves,” said Celina Pfarr (she/they), who works at the Castleton store. “I was proud to stand alongside my co-workers and vote ‘yes’ today for a say in our future and to join the growing REI union movement. It has been a tough journey, but also really amazing to build real friendships with my co-workers, both new and tenured, and to see our hard work culminate in this exciting moment. We finally did it!”

This organizing win comes just days after a rally attended by Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, State Senator Fady Qaddoura, and multiple community groups calling on REI to recognize the union and uphold its mission to have a positive impact on employees, members, and society. A video and photos of the rally are available here.

UFCW Local 700’s organizing win is a part of the national REI campaign, and follows the successful unionization efforts at REI stores in SoHoBerkeleyCleveland, Chicago, Boston, Durham, Bellingham and Maple Grove.

Web Analytics Made Easy -