A small group of Pharmacy workers at a Target store in Brooklyn, NY have unionized and filed paperwork with the NLRB( National Labor Relations Board). This is the first successful attempt at unionization for the department store chain, which has been in business since 1902. Target appealed unionization attempts in the 1990s and in 2009, and has vowed to appeal this attempt to organize. The store views unionization as “disappointing” and considers the union invalid because the company is planning to sell its pharmacy department to CVS, Corp.
Target believes that “microunions”- classified by the NLRB in a 2011 court case- could pit groups of workers against each other and could force the company to make concessions to differing groups with different agendas. However, the NLRB states that Target often staffs its departments with the same workers in rotation.