Workers at the discount chain just won a victory for workplace safety after rallying at a shareholders meeting.

by Mike Kuhlenbeck, The Progressive

Hundreds of Dollar General workers gathered on May 31 during the general stockholders meeting at the company’s headquarters in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, to demand better working conditions. Through their activism, they won a victory for workplace safety after shareholders voted for an independent audit to review the company’s health and safety policies.

The workers had arrived from LouisianaSouth Carolina, and other parts of the country. They were joined by Step Up LouisianaUnion of Southern Service Workers (USSW), United for Respect, and other pro-union allies from various labor and community organizations.

Dollar General is an American chain of variety stores Headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, Dollar General operates over 16,500 stores.

Their collective message to Dollar General executives centered around dignity and safety. As TyBrianna Shaw, a former Dollar General worker, summarized the group’s demands in a statement to The Progressive, “Listen to your workers, respect their voices, and make your stores safe to work.”

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