I called the UFCW Local 1445 on Monday because I was curious about the organizing history at Market Basket. The local and the national are both supporting the Market Basket workers in their efforts to reinstate their preferred CEO – http://www.ufcw.org/2014/07/31/ufcw-members-stand-with-market-basket. In fact, the local is offering free legal help for any Market Basket workers who feel the need for same – http://www.ufcwlocal1445.org/MarketBasket.htm. The person I spoke with has been with the union for 37 years and says that the local has not tried to organize at Market Basket in that period of time because the workers had fair wages, good conditions, and decent benefits, including profit sharing that amounted to 15% of the companies profits. The UFCW probably decided that their efforts would be more effective elsewhere.
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