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Target workers at a store in Colorado plan to file unfair practice labor charges against the Minneapolis-based corporation, alleging the seventh largest U.S. retailer by sales is trying to block their efforts to unionize.
Workers in one store in Pueblo allege they have "experienced illegal intimidation, interrogation, threats, and harassment by Target Corporation and store management" while trying to gather enough signatures to file a petition for an official union election, according to Target Workers Unite, an independent group founded by Adam Ryan 2019.
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Unions need to garner support from at least 30% of workers who are eligible to vote in order to hold an official election under the supervision of the U.S. National Labor Relations Board, according to the agency's policies.
Representatives for Target and the U.S. National Labor Relations Board did not immediately respond to FOX Business' request for comment.
Store employees are trying to join the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW). However, Target Workers Unite is helping the unionization efforts to hold Target accountable for their alleged union busting tactics.
"As Target Workers Unite we are happy to help any Target workers in their efforts to organize, and while we may have differences with UFCW we rather see Target workers succeed no matter who they affiliate with," Ryan said in a statement to FOX Business.
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Ryan further noted this is especially important "when challenging billion-dollar corporations and Wall Street firms who do everything they can to stop us from winning living wages and full benefits that would actually improve our lives."