Aldi issues anti-union coupons to employees ahead of labor vote

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Aldi released an anti-union coupon booklet
Aldi employees at the St. Paul store on Suburban Avenue have scheduled a vote to join UFCW Local 1189 later this month.

With the June 29 election date approaching, store management has begun aggressively lobbying its workers to vote no on unionization. Management recently issued a cheesy anti-union coupon book to employees detailing reasons the workers should reject organizers, according to union organizer Curtis Neff.

Aldi's package criticizes the labor union for making false promises and is obviously meant to frighten workers.

Here is a small sample from the store's "coupon book" (click any of the images to enlarge):






Neff says the above-literature is outdated and doesn't have a basis in fact.

"The 1970s called," Neff says. "They want their anti-union campaign back."

We'll let you know how everything shakes out.

Previous coverage:
Aldi workers schedule vote to join labor union

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Richard Garyson
Richard Garyson

In a country, in which one is free to associate in private with whomever they like, why do we force businesses to recognize collective bargaining? Retail wages are low because it is unskilled entry level work that anyone can do, and that more are willing to do than there are positions available. Retail is okay for your first job or for a second job, but it is not enough to support oneself, let alone a family. Wages are based on productivity, not benevolence or charity. The opportunity to be extremely productive is limited in retail work. This is why wages are low.  Do well in school. Learn a trade. But don't rely on retail work.


I always wondered if there was room for a new model of union. Perhaps limited to the members of a store (for instance, an all-Aldi worker's union). One could then argue against the presence of outside influences, and keep union costs and control close to home. You'd lose the mass striking power that a cross-company union has, but having every employee in the state of MN walk off the job would still be something interesting for Aldi. Conversely, there is no converse guarantee that Aldi won't screw you. Free enterprise gives them the fundamental right to treat you like an interchangeable tool; and I guess you're supposed to accept it on trust that you are valuable enough to the company that they will treat you right.


Some unions have a disaster fund that's meant to help in the case of mass layoffs or time lost during strikes. Guess where the dues go? That's right. A form of insurance that doesn't carry huge interest rates collected by some asshat banker.  It's like a family that keeps some money for you in case of emergencies. Damn their community!

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