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New Yorkers may soon be able to buy their booze on a budget again as the closure of Trader Joe's Union Square wine shop may be reversed due to a union-busting complaint.
The complaint alleges that Trader Joe's closed the wine shop to prevent their workers from unionizing. Additionally, the complaint also claims Trader Joe's illegally interrogated employees about their union activities and threatened to take away benefits if they unionized.
The complaint, filed by the NLRB general counsel, was filed only three months after the wine shop closed. They stated that Trader Joe's must restore the operation of the Wine Shop and reimburse employees for lost wages.
On January 12th of this year (2024) the NLRB general counsel stated that Trader Joe's must 'restore its operation of the Wine Shop as it existed' and reimburse employees for any wages they lost following the shop's closing.