Officials with Fort Smith-based OK Foods announced Thursday (Dec. 19) the withdrawal by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) of its petition for a union representation election filed Nov. 8, 2013.
As a result, the National Labor Relations Board cancelled the election scheduled to begin Dec. 18, 2013.
According to the OK Foods’ statement, the union first targeted OK Foods employees for organizing at its Fort Smith poultry operations in 2012.
“The withdrawal clearly indicates the Union did not have the support it needed to win the election,” noted the statement. “Management of the company is very grateful to its employees for their support and confidence, and is looking forward to working together to make OK Foods a great place to work.”