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Willy Street Co-op workers unionize

Willy Street Co-op.


Employees voted 249-40 on Sept. 5 in an election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board to unionize and join the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, also known as UE. Willy Street Co-op workers are now part of UE Local 1186.


Co-op workers have called for changes including an attendance policy that doesn’t penalize sick days, just cause for disciplinary action, a formal grievance procedure and more input into company decision-making. The specific negotiation points haven’t been decided yet.

Read the rest at the Wisconsin State Journal

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