Rove Pest Control Bargaining Report #27

June 20th 2024

First, after months of talk, Rove finally hired a new employee in Oakdale, MN. Welcome Traci, to our CWA family.


Kinda of a drag!!! That is what it has felt like since we recognized 6 months of bargaining on June 6.

But when we do the math, that's only around 84 hrs. of time bargaining with Rove. Since our last report we have met with the company 6 times. Less than 12 additional hours spent in meaningful bargaining.
We rejected the company's counter to our card check neutrality proposal; they offered the current NLRB rules, which is how the workers originally organized. MEH.

The same company that does not believe in bereavement also cannot understand the concept of paid breaks!!

We advised the company that, at this point, we only have reached a tentative agreement on 25% of the proposals introduced.

The company's response is to be obsessed with their proposal restricting union leaders from appearing on the company premise - And introducing a dress code that seems heavily weighted against women. MEH.
Our answer is that the Rove workers have decided to hold a strike authorization vote open to all Rove call center workers in Oakdale who have signed CWA membership cards.

The strike vote will be this Thursday, 6/20/24, in the conference room, times are coming soon.

Respectfully submitted,
CWA 7250 Bargaining team at Rove

Co-Chairs: Bruce Nielsen & Shari Wojtowicz
Members: Greg Bute, Hector Capote
Alternate: Zach Sager