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On Thursday, September 1, 2016, an election was held for a unit of 34 warehouse workers employed by The Robertson Group, a contractor with the Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control. These employees have no benefits, are only allowed a lunch break two times a week (even though they work five days a week), and irrespective of tenure, still receive the same hourly wage as a new hire. In working alongside our existing membership at the Department of Liquor Control warehouse, the employees knew firsthand the benefits of

In working alongside our existing membership at the Department of Liquor Control warehouse, the employees knew firsthand the benefits of an unionized workplace. Therefore, “It was an easy choice to join the Union,” said Ryan Simpson, a Truck Loader employed by The Robertson Group. After the votes were counted, the results were 20 votes in favor of the Union and 11 for the Employer. We are excited to welcome these workers to the UFCW

After the votes were counted, the results were 20 votes in favor of the Union and 11 for the Employer. We are excited to welcome these workers to the UFCW family and are looking forward to getting these workers the dignity and respect they deserve in their workplace.

A number of Local 1994 employees and staff from the International assisted in the organizing campaign:

Ray Lee – Associate Coordinator Organizing
Rosa Ortiz – MCGEO organizer
Donald Minor – International Rep.
Alejandro Miranda – International Rep.
Milton Pascual – International Rep.
Jazmin Agubretu – International Rep.

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