Bloomberg Law
May 7, 2020, 11:27 PMUpdated: May 8, 2020, 4:32 PM

In-Store Instacart Shoppers in Chicago Get OK for Union Vote (1)

Hassan A. Kanu
Hassan A. Kanu
Legal Reporter

A group of Instacart in-store shoppers in Chicago will vote by mail on whether to unionize after a federal labor board official rejected the company’s argument that the election would distract “essential” workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The shoppers fill orders for Instacart customers at a Jewel-Osco store and are classified as Instacart employees. The election comes some three months after a group of Instacart shoppers assigned to another grocery store in Illinois voted to unionize.

Instacart is considering appealing the Thursday decision from National Labor Relations Board official Peter Sung Ohr to the three Trump-appointed sitting members of the ...

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