BEECH GROVE, Ind. — Workers at a Marsh location here are set to vote Sept. 17 on whether to form a union at the store, according to United Food and Commercial Workers Local 700, which said it has been seeking to unionize the chain.
A majority of workers at the store petitioned the National Labor Relations Board to hold the election, the union said. No other stores operated by Indianapolis-based Marsh Supermarkets are unionized, the local said, although warehouse workers and truck drivers employed by the chain belong to unions.
The union has filed two complaints against Marsh with the NLRB, accusing it of disciplining workers who sought to form a union.
In a prepared statement, Marsh said its store-level workers "have chosen for over 79 years to not be represented by a union."
"We keep an open dialogue with our associates and keep them informed on relevant developments, and address specific issues when they arise. We believe that in this situation, our associates will again decide that the union has nothing to offer them and will vote 'no' on election day."