The United Food & Commercial Workers Local 400 launched their effort to unionize Martin’s employees with a rally yesterday outside of the Carytown store. Speakers railed against Martin’s employment practices, including Rev. Dr. Lester Frye (pictured in foreground).
“Miss UKrop’s? Support Us!” What a joke, although I will give these people credit for tapping into Richmonders’ often maniacal devotion to their old grocery store. I wonder specifically what employment practices at Martin’s are so bad? I knew plenty of people who worked for Giant years ago when they were in high school/college and none of them had any complaints. It’s not as though 8 year old kids are losing arms in meat grinders anymore, is there really a need for unionizing grocery clerks in the 21st century? It’s pretty simple actually. Unionize Martin’s employees, raise their wages, pass… Read more »