Accusations fly at Willy Street Co-op over union issues

Finger pointing is rife at the Willy Street Co-op after union backers at the co-op's two stores pulled the plug on a union vote, scheduled to begin Tuesday, and some workers say the issue, simmering for nearly three months, is taking its toll.

"It's obviously affecting a lot of us in ways that aren’t too fun," said eastside co-op produce worker Wayde Lawler.

Union organizers say they cancelled the vote because co-op management violated labor laws. They plan to file charges with the National Labor Relations Board.

Employees opposed to the union say the union has used misleading and intimidating tactics.

Co-op management, meanwhile, says it’s ready to work with whatever the employees decide.

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