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Trader Joe’s Employees at Minneapolis Store Vote for Union

  • Decision follows a similar outcome at a Massachusetts store
  • Workers at a Colorado Trader Joe’s are also trying to organize
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Trader Joe’s employees at a store in Minneapolis voted to unionize, expanding a foothold at the longtime union-free grocery chain and extending a wave of landmark organizing victories at retail outlets.

The National Labor Relations Board publicly counted the ballots Friday via a videconference, following two days of voting. Store staff voted 55 to 5 to join Trader Joe’s United, the same fledgling, worker-run group that won an election at a Hadley, Massachusetts, outlet last month. The chain, owned by Germany’s Albrecht family, operates about 10 stores in the area.