Despite efforts by The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), employees at a Valley Streem, NY Target location voted 137-85 against unionizing.
Had the vote passed, the branch would have been the first Target in the U.S. to be unionized.
However, this is not the first time forces in favor of unionizing have organized against the retail giant and doesn't look to be the last. In fact, those in favor of a union to protect employees from low wages, low benefits, and low hours plan to contest the results because of inappropriate anti-union efforts by the Minneapolis-based retailer.
While Target had no comment, UFCW Local 1500 spokesman Patrick Purcell said, "This just round one." He continued to say the union plans to file their objections to the election on Monday and call for a re-election.
Target believes that