Donald Schroeder Comments on REI Union Fight

10 February 2022 Law360 Employment Authority News

Foley & Lardner LLP Partner Donald Schroeder is quoted in a Law360 Employment Authority article, “Progressive Retailer REI's Union Fight Draws Familiar Jeers,” about a new effort to unionize outdoor retailer REI's flagship New York City store that is pitting the co-op's pro-worker corporate values against its business interests.

Schroeder said that "he doesn't see a company opposing a union workforce as necessarily antithetical to a progressive culture" and added that "a progressive employer may want to set its own culture without having to deal with a union" and "having a union and a collective bargaining agreement that spells out the rules can make policies more rigid, hampering flexibility."

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