Willy Street Co-op Management has been working with representatives at the UFCW to discuss possible unionization of staff. It was our goal to enable staff to make an informed decision on whether or not they want union representation, which is a decision that we believe is their right to discuss and make.
At approximately 1:30pm today, the UFCW withdrew from the election agreement, effectively canceling the staff vote scheduled for tomorrow and Wednesday.
The Union has raised certain claims that the Co-op committed unfair labor practices; the Union has not shared those details with us. The Willy Street Co-op Management believes that we acted at all times within the spirit and letter of the code of conduct and neutrality agreements.
We work to create a fair workplace with fair pay, a culture of direct communication and problem solving, and employee participation in management via an Employee Council. Management recognizes that not everyone feels comfortable using these channels and may feel that union representation would be a better method of getting workplace issues resolved. We support the right of staff to choose union representation if they wish.
Here are the produce sales for Monday, Mar 2 - Sunday, Mar. 8