Sep 30, 2022 | News Story

Workers at Trader Joe’s in Williamsburg File for a Union

Workers at a Trader Joe’s in Williamsburg have filed for union representation, aiming to join Trader Joe's United, a newly formed independent union that won elections at Trader Joe’s stores in Massachusetts and Minnesota over the summer. The Williamsburg store is the first Trader Joe’s in New York City to formally request a union election, of more than a dozen locations across Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. It employs 185 people.

“We’re organizing for our rights and dignity at work,” read a flier handed to shoppers last week. It said the goal of forming a union was “to fight for an NYC living wage, better access to healthcare and paid time off, clear and fairly applied disciplinary processes, and much more.” Read more in Gothamist!