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Citing ‘fear and coercion,’ Trader Joe’s objects to Louisville union vote

The grocer filed a complaint Wednesday with the National Labor Relations Board, alleging an unfair election and stalling the formation of the third Trader Joe’s union.

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Hispanic market in Illinois charged nearly $400K in back-pay issue

Supermercado Carrera, which has operated in Aurora, Illinois, since 2014, shortchanged employees on their overtime wages, the Department of Labor said.

Workers voted 48-36 in favor of joining the independent Trader Joe’s United union. Bargaining sessions with the company will be held next week.

Reese most recently served as SVP of human resources at Enterprise Bank & Trust.

That’s about 50 cents higher than the current average hourly wage at the country’s largest grocery retailer. The raises will be reflected on March 2 paychecks, Walmart said Tuesday.

The food retail industry added 5,700 jobs during the month, while warehouse clubs and supercenters continued to lose workers, according to data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Supermarket giant says most technical issues have been resolved, but UFCW locals are mulling their options.

The grocer has agreed to pay more than $55,000 to 95 employees who worked overtime without hazard pay, according to the city’s Office of Labor Standards. Meanwhile, the Trader Joe’s United union completed another bargaining session with the grocer.

Food retail added about 4,500 jobs during the month, while hiring cooled significantly in other retail segments, including at warehouse clubs and supercenters, according to data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The cuts, which could start as soon as this week, will focus on corporate and tech jobs, as well as in the company’s retail division, The New York Times reported Monday.

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