Unionization Effort Underway at Grand Central Bakery’s Northwest Portland Production Facility

Workers at Grand Central Bakery’s Northwest Portland production facility filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board on Friday, Nov. 22, requesting a union election.

The facility’s 45 bakers and dishwashers produce all of Grand Central Bakery’s bread for the Portland area. Workers would be voting on whether or not to join the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Local 114 union—which also represents bakers at Portland’s Franz, Bimbo, Safeway, Albertsons and Fred Meyer.

In a release, workers say they are organizing over four issues: “a high rate of on-the-job injuries, egregious mishandling of sexual harassment cases, chronic understaffing, and a demand for improved wages and benefits.”

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