Brooklyn, New York – September 26, 2015 – Workers in the pharmacy section of a Target store in Brooklyn, New York are the newest members of UFCW after a majority of the pharmacy staff said "Yes!" to joining the union.
The workers have made history by becoming the first ever unionized employees in Target's 113-year history by voting to join UFCW Local 342.
The new UFCW members voted to unionize on September 8, after the United States National Labor Relations Board approved the request to conduct the vote, and the carving-out of the pharmacy as a bargaining unit because workers shared "a community of interest."
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, one worker of the newly formed unit said that their decision to unionize was to gain representation in uncertain times.
The Target employees join over 1.2 million UFCW members in Canada and the United States who work in a wide variety of industries, including retail stores, warehouses, healthcare, food processing, retirement homes, pharmaceuticals, meat packing, hotels, security, restaurants, community services, banking, building maintenance, clothing, textile, municipal government and many others.