Target Pharmacy Workers Form Company's First Union
A group of pharmacy workers within Target Corp's store in Brooklyn, New York, have won a vote to form a microunion, making it the first unionized store at the retailer since its inception in 1902.
Earlier on Wednesday, Reuters was first to report that a group of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians won an initial ballot, 7-2, to form the union, according to a filing on the National Labor Relations Board website and union officials.
Target said it was "disappointed" by the vote within its store and will appeal the NLRB's decision to allow the vote to proceed.
Target is in the process of selling its pharmacy business to CVS Health Corp.
"Because of the pending sale of the business, we don't believe it was appropriate for the NLRB to move forward with the petition," spokeswoman Molly Snyder told Reuters.