Subway Workers Vote to Unionize in Bloomsbury,
Crossing Guards in Hudson County Secure First Contracts
In the midst of nationwide protests against the fast food industry, which is known for unfair working conditions and substandard wages, RWDSU Local 108 is doing what it does best by helping these workers to stand up together for their livelihoods and for respect on the job. Despite the challenges of organizing fast food workers, we are thrilled to share the news that workers at a Subway in Bloomsbury, NJ voted decisively to unionize and join Local 108.
Here is a great article from the Huffington Post regarding this milestone victory.
The organizing campaign led by Local 108 Secretary-Treasurer Kathy Campbell and Subway workers faced strong opposition from management. Anti-union professionals were hired to intimidate workers to vote ‘no,’ but in the end, workers successfully exercised their right to form a union. This Subway is owned by and located within a Pilot Flying J truck stop; the company operates several similar locations in New Jersey. This company should sound familiar since Local 108 recently organized the truck stop workers, also at the Bloomsbury location.
But that’s not the only good news. RWDSU Local 108 recently finalized two first contracts – one for 125 crossing guards in Union City, NJ and another for 30 crossing guards and violation officers in Guttenberg, NJ. The ability of workers to achieve a first contract is a critical step in making their voices heard, and we congratulate these workers on their success.
Once again, we congratulate RWDSU Local 108 on its recent victories and welcome its newest members to our union family. Together, we will continue to build the labor movement and strengthen the voice of all workers at their jobs.