The National Labor Relations Board last week approved a request by a group of FreshDirect employees to hold a union election at FreshDirect’s Long Island City warehouse.
Company officials last August balked at a request by 23 FreshDirect maintenance workers who called for unionization of the plant. Officials said the workers’ attempt to join Teamsters Local 805 was “inappropriate” because the group did not include all FreshDirect warehouse production employees.
The National Labor Relations Board ruled that the group of mechanics, electricians and plumbers did constitute an “appropriate unit”, and approved the vote.
A spokesperson for the FreshDirect workers said they are planning to hold the election later this month. –Liz Goff