Monday, June 20, 2011

New York Target Workers Vote No On Union

Target The UFCW has recently been making Target a major, well, target of their organizing drives.  However, a recent vote in a NY state store went 137-85 against the union.  This is significant because it would have been the first Target in the U.S. to be organized.  The parties cite the usual causes for the vote:  the union says it was intimidation, the company says the workers didn't feel they needed a union.

Expect to hear more about these campaigns.  The UFCW, while not giving up on Wal-Mart, sees Target as another potentially huge opportunity.  Target, on the other hand--much like Wal-Mart--fears the first store going union and its possible spillover effects.  The upshot is a lot of energy on both sides.

Hat Tip:  Dennis Walsh

-JH

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Comments

No surprise here. The employees chose to remain with the 93% of the workforce who are free of unions. The vote wasn't even close. Another reason not to have card-check open ballots.

Posted by: joe marino | Jun 20, 2011 12:47:04 PM

Joe. I am not following you. How does this election have any bearing on card-check?

Posted by: Per Son | Jun 21, 2011 8:55:23 AM

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