You are here

Food Co-op Workers in Pittsburgh Vote to Join UE

25 September, 2015

Workers at Pittsburgh's East End Food Co-op  voted overwhelmingly on September 14 to join UE. The vote in the NLRB-conducted election was 47 for UE, 4 for no union, and 1 for another union. 

After the vote the newest UE members gathered at a victory party to celebrate their accomplishment, and they now look forward to forming their own UE local union, electing a bargaining committee, and beginining negotiations for a contract to address issues such as wages, job security, and work schedules. UE Field Organizer George Waksmunski assisted the co-op workers organizing committee in their campaign.

Read a report on the union victory in Pittsburgh's City Paper

Listen to an interview with UE Field Organizer George Waksmunski about this organizing win on The Union Edge, a daily syndicated labor talk radio program produced in Pittsburgh. 


If you like what you read, please consider subscribing to the UE NEWS — for as little as $5/year you can support great labor journalism and receive the print edition of the UE NEWS four times per year.

You can also sign up to receive monthly UE NEWS Bulletins via email, or follow UE on Facebook or Twitter.