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Election Results at REI Lincoln Park Store

May 4, 2023

On Thursday, May 4, employees at our Lincoln Park, Illinois store participated in an in-person election to determine whether they would be represented by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. The initial vote tally in the Lincoln Park election is 41 votes for union representation and 8 votes against. There were 5 challenged ballots. 

REI believes in the right of every eligible employee to vote for or against union representation. We fully supported our Lincoln Park employees through the vote process and we will continue to support our employees going forward as they begin to navigate the collective bargaining process.  

Together we will continue to focus on serving the Lincoln Park outdoor community as we have done since 2019. 

About the REI Co-op

REI is a specialty outdoor retailer, headquartered near Seattle. The nation’s largest consumer co-op, REI is a growing community of 24 million members who expect and love the best quality gear, inspiring expert classes and trips, and outstanding customer service. In addition to the co-op’s many stores across the country, outdoor enthusiasts can shop at, REI Outlet or the REI shopping app. Everyone is welcome to shop REI, but members who join the co-op enjoy a range of benefits. More than a retailer, REI is a purpose-driven and values-led company dedicated to enabling life outside for all.