Ben & Jerry’s workers attempt to form a union
Workers at a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream shop in Burlington, Vermont, are unionizing.
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40 workers at the store, known as “Scoopers United”, cited unsafe work conditions as being the main reason why they want to form a union.
On Friday, the company agreed to the workers’ proposed fair election principles, making it easier for employees to gain union representation.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who is a big supporter of unions, spoke at a rally this weekend.
More steps need to be taken before Scoopers United can officially be recognized as a union.
But a store manager hopes that can happen sometime next week.