Workers at FreshDirect Seeking Union Vote

Skilled maintenance staff at Internet grocer FreshDirect have formally filed for union status.

NEW YORK — Skilled maintenance staff at Internet grocer FreshDirect here have formally filed for union status. A majority of the workers — including electricians and mechanics — signed union authorization cards allowing for Teamsters Local 805 to petition the National Labor Relations Board for an election.

A majority vote would allow Local 805 to represent all maintenance workers at the warehouse.

FreshDirect, which has come under recent criticism from local officials f

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