On Wednesday, Lexington Co-op Workers United sent a letter to the Co-op’s Board of Directors, announcing the formation of an organizing committee.
They also called on management to sign the Fair Election Principles and recognize their union, Workers United Upstate New York. This is the same union which helped Spot Coffee and Starbucks in their unionization efforts.
“People have been concerned about wages and raises, working conditions, worker safety – especially during the pandemic. People want to make sure their voices are heard,” said Philip Kneitinger, who works at the co-op’s Hertel location. “We wouldn’t be doing this if we didn’t care about the business, wanting it to thrive. We want it to be its best self.”