Bloomingfoods employees voted to unionize in November. The deal will be their first union agreement.
The president of Bloomington’s electrical workers union says the union will likely finalize the tentative agreement with GE next week.
Union membership in Indiana has risen for the past two years despite the enactment of the right-to-work law in 2012.
Bloomingfoods employees voted 88-23 in favor of representation from UFCW Local 700.
Bloomingfoods general manager George Huntington announced that after discussions with UFWC Local 700, the co-op will be neutral as workers attempt to unionize.
As Bloomingfoods workers take steps to unionize, member-owners are also pushing for additional transparency in how the company operates.
Bloomingfoods co-op employees are gathering support to form a union.
The Indianapolis Worker Justice Center will help low-income, non-union workers with labor rights issues.
The American Federation of Government Employees, which represents 14,000 workers in Indiana, is trying to force Congress to pay federal workers.
GE workers rallied Thursday in hopes the company would reconsider its decision to lay off 160 workers.