Red Lobster Workers Join the 401 Family

At UFCW Local 401 we are thrilled to welcome Red Lobster workers to the ranks of nearly 32,000 other 401 members province-wide!

After many objections and failed attempts by Red Lobster management to thwart the majority of their workers’ desire to become part of Alberta’s largest private sector union, the Alberta Labour Relations Board ruled that they had met the 65% majority for automatic certification.

The workers at the 171 Street restaurant on Edmonton’s west end have already begun telling us all the things they want to improve in their workplace. Soon, the union’s negotiating committee, made up of activists within the restaurant, will sit down with their employer and begin working toward their first union contract (Collective Agreement). In fact, it’s the first for any Red Lobster in Alberta!

This is indeed a very exciting time for Red Lobster workers.

We offer our most heartfelt congratulations to this amazing group who have taken the first step in bringing much needed improvements to their workplace.