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Report: 1,800 FreshDirect Workers Join the UFCW as Retail Unionization Efforts Heat Up

April 15, 2022

FreshDirect employees have reportedly become the latest retail workers to unionize after they ratified a collective bargaining agreement with the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), according to Supermarket News. Approximately 1,800 employees will be represented by UFCW Local 342.

The FreshDirect workers include butchers, fish cutters, deli slicers and online order pickers across three NYC locations in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan. The digital grocery service delivers food to select markets in seven states, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.

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