Neilson’s statement on Home Depot Unionization efforts

State Rep. Ed Neilson said he stands in solidarity with the workers at Home Depot, 4640 Roosevelt Blvd., in their efforts to form a collective bargaining agreement with their employer. 

“Unions achieve historical rights for workers across both the commonwealth and the whole country,” Neilson said. “We must stand with workers who want to ensure their rights are not violated. Workers have a right to protection from predatory workplace practices and only unions can provide that.”  

Workers at the Home Depot have filed paperwork with the National Labor Relations Board, under the name Home Depot Workers United, according to an article from the Philadelphia Inquirer.  

If successful, the Philadelphia location would be the first Home Depot store in the U.S. where workers organized a collective bargaining unit.