Syracuse.com is reporting the organizing committee hoping to unionize the TCGPlayer warehouse workers in downtown Syracuse have canceled a vote by employees.
According to the report, the company have made a pledge to expand employee stock options and raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by the end of the year. This would also include opportunities to earn $17.50 based on experience and productivity.
The effort gained national attention when it was Tweeted by then Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
I support @seiu200united and TCGPlayer warehouse workers work to organize a union. Now more than ever, workers need a union contract to protect their wages, benefits, and safety on the job. https://t.co/N3FUldba2r— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 16, 2020
The workers had asked the TCGPlayer for union representation in March. The company declined, setting up a formal vote through the National Labor Relations Board.