PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The United Food and Commercial Workers union has launched a campaign to unionize PriceRite, the discount banner owned by Elizabeth, N.J.-based Wakefern Food Corp., which also owns the ShopRite banner.
The campaign, which kicked off at a PriceRite store here earlier this month, will be expanded to other PriceRite and ShopRite locations, a spokeswoman for the UFCW, based in Washington, told SN. ShopRite workers already belong to the UFCW.
A majority of PriceRite workers are part-time and are not eligible for health care, according to Amber Sparks, the UFCW spokeswoman.
A Wakefern representative could not be reached for comment.