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    Trader Joe’s Has Just Formed Its First Union. Here’s What To Know Read More: https://www.tastingtable.com/948263/trader-joes-has-just-formed-its-first-union-heres-what-to-know/?utm_campaign=clip

    August 4, 2022 // Workers at the Hadley, Massachusetts, store voted to join Trader Joe's United to improve their health and retirement benefits package, pay rate, and safety concerns in the workplace. The labor group claims that Trader Joe's has reduced its benefits package and pandemic pay rate while weakening store health and safety measures. The group tweeted a letter stating its motivation to negotiate a contract that benefits Trader Joe's employees "instead of the company's bottom line." A spokesperson for the popular grocery chain stated that Trader Joe's offers substantial compensation and benefits packages to employees that are competitive with other top grocer's incentives. Trader Joe's is eager to join the labor group in contract negotiations in order to stave off a domino effect at over 535 other locations, two of which are already discussing unionization.