This morning, workers in the basement warehouse of B&H Photo Video’s flagship store in Manhattan voted 46–14 to unionize, hoping to give themselves a voice in a work environment that many have described as hazardous and abusive.
Health and safety conditions at B&H Photo Video’s two warehouses in Brooklyn do not meet federal labor standards, investigators with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) have determined, confirming a number of worker allegations against the national electronics retailer.
Discriminatory labor practices, safety risks, verbal abuse, and personal humiliation — these allegations are among the many that workers at B&H Photo Video’s Midtown Manhattan store are making against the nation’s largest non-chain photo and video retailer.
B&H Photo Video workers are continuing to push for unionization and improved work conditions in the national electronics retailer’s two Brooklyn warehouses, and although the company has intensified its attempts to quell these efforts, the campaign is gaining vast public support.
Workers for B&H Photo Video, the largest independent photo and video product store in the United States, are moving to unionize, demanding that the New York–based institution improve dangerous working conditions and cease acts of discrimination in its Brooklyn warehouses.