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Habitat workers forming union after pay cuts

Mark Ferenchik Columbus Dispatch USA TODAY NETWORK

The 24 members in the unit are organizing with the Chicago and Midwest Regional Joint Board of Workers United, a union with about 4,000 members in Ohio and affiliated with the Service Employees International Union.

The local members work at Habitat’s three central Ohio ReStore locations – on Bethel, Westerville and Wilson roads – plus at Habitat’s warehouse, and in construction.

Leah Brudno, a community engagement manager at the 3140 Westerville Road ReStore, said workers have faced 2%-3% pay cuts during the pandemic. She said it is hard to keep stores staffed when places such as Amazon and UPS are offering more pay, here to read more.

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