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Aldi issues anti-union coupons to employees ahead of labor vote

Aldi employees at the St. Paul store on Suburban Avenue have scheduled a vote to join UFCW Local 1189 later this month.

With the June 29 election date approaching, store management has begun aggressively lobbying its workers to vote no on unionization. Management recently issued a cheesy anti-union coupon book to employees detailing reasons the workers should reject organizers, according to union organizer Curtis Neff.

Aldi's package criticizes the labor union for making false promises and is obviously meant to frighten workers.

Here is a small sample from the store's "coupon book" (click any of the images to enlarge):

Aldi issues anti-union coupons to employees ahead of labor vote
Aldi issues anti-union coupons to employees ahead of labor vote
Aldi issues anti-union coupons to employees ahead of labor vote
Aldi issues anti-union coupons to employees ahead of labor vote
Aldi issues anti-union coupons to employees ahead of labor vote

Neff says the above-literature is outdated and doesn't have a basis in fact.

"The 1970s called," Neff says. "They want their anti-union campaign back."

We'll let you know how everything shakes out.

Previous coverage: Aldi workers schedule vote to join labor union


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