Wells Fargo workers in Bethel withdraw union petition as other branches move to unionize
Bank workers at the Wells Fargo branch in Bethel withdrew their petition to file for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday, Dec. 20. The withdrawal came as a surprise after workers at another Wells Fargo branch in Albuquerque, New Mexico voted to form a union on Dec. 20, becoming the first-ever Wells Fargo workers to unionize.
Walter Sexton is a personal banker at the Bethel branch who issued a statement on the union election withdrawal.
Sexton wrote “although those of us at the Bethel branch have decided to withdraw our petition and hold on moving forward with a union election at this time, our values have not changed. We believe Wells Fargo workers need a voice on the job. We believe in being advocates for ourselves and our customers. We believe change at Wells Fargo is past due.”
A Wells Fargo spokesperson said, “we are pleased with this development and look forward to continuing to engage with our employees directly.”