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Grocery Unions under the Gun in New York City and the Nation

Grocery Unions under the Gun in New York City and the Nation 1091482 NLFXXX10.1177/10957960221091482New Labor Forum XX(X)Milkman research-article2022 Organizing Today: Obstacles and Opportunities New Labor Forum 2022, Vol. 31(2) 17 –26 Grocery Unions under the Gun in Copyright © 2022, The Murphy Institute, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies Article reuse guidelines: New York City and the Nation sagepub.com/journals-permissions https://doi.org/10.1177/10957960221091482 DOI: 10.1177/10957960221091482 journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Ruth Milkman Keywords UFCW, retail grocery industry, labor unions, anti-union employers, New York City labor By the end of the 2010s, only 6 percent of U.S. protective factor was the place-bound character private-sector workers were union members— of brick-and-mortar grocery retailing: New the lowest share in a century. Density in the York City residents could not do their food retail sector is even lower: in 2019, 4 percent of shopping in China or Mexico, or even in the nation’s retail workers, and 6 percent of Arizona or Texas. Thus, the industry was not those in the New York City metropolitan area, vulnerable to the outsourcing that decimated were union members. Against that background, manufacturing starting in the 1970s. grocery worker union density appears relatively robust, at roughly quadruple the retail average: U.S. supermarket chains launched 16 percent of the nation’s grocery workers, and aggressive growth and acquisition http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

Grocery Unions under the Gun in New York City and the Nation

New Labor Forum , Volume 31 (2): 10 – May 1, 2022

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1091482 NLFXXX10.1177/10957960221091482New Labor Forum XX(X)Milkman research-article2022 Organizing Today: Obstacles and Opportunities New Labor Forum 2022, Vol. 31(2) 17 –26 Grocery Unions under the Gun in Copyright © 2022, The Murphy Institute, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies Article reuse guidelines: New York City and the Nation sagepub.com/journals-permissions https://doi.org/10.1177/10957960221091482 DOI: 10.1177/10957960221091482 journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Ruth Milkman Keywords UFCW, retail grocery industry, labor unions, anti-union employers, New York City labor By the end of the 2010s, only 6 percent of U.S. protective factor was the place-bound character private-sector workers were union members— of brick-and-mortar grocery retailing: New the lowest share in a century. Density in the York City residents could not do their food retail sector is even lower: in 2019, 4 percent of shopping in China or Mexico, or even in the nation’s retail workers, and 6 percent of Arizona or Texas. Thus, the industry was not those in the New York City metropolitan area, vulnerable to the outsourcing that decimated were union members. Against that background, manufacturing starting in the 1970s. grocery worker union density appears relatively robust, at roughly quadruple the retail average: U.S. supermarket chains launched 16 percent of the nation’s grocery workers, and aggressive growth and acquisition

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Published: May 1, 2022

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