Workers at downtown Minneapolis Trader Joe’s to vote on unionizing

Workers at the Trader Joe’s grocery store in downtown Minneapolis are voting Thursday on whether to unionize.

It’s the grocery chain’s second union election in the country. Trader Joe’s workers in western Massachusetts were the first to unionize two weeks ago.

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In Minneapolis, workers say they’re seeking higher wages, more safety protections, and the ability to provide input on how the store is run.

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has reached out to Trader Joe’s for a response to the union vote early Thursday.

Other local grocers including Cub Foods, Lunds & Byerlys, and Kowalski’s Markets have had unions for decades.

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