On August 26, CTI Foods employees became the newest members of UFCW Local 1776 as they overwhelmingly voted “Yes” to have a union voice. CTI Foods is a beef processing facility located in King of Prussia, Penn., that currently employs approximately 80 people, including regular and temporary employees.
CTI Foods employees wanted to join UFCW Local 1776 to secure better wages, more affordable benefits, a safer work environment, respect, and a real voice in the workplace. During the campaign, the employees alleged intense pressure from management to vote “No” in the days leading up to the election in the form of threats and illegal scare tactics. The local even filed unfair labor practices with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) regarding the most serious allegations. However, in spite of management’s anti-union scare tactics, the majority of CTI Foods workers stood their ground and overwhelmingly voted to become part of the UFCW Local 1776 family.