by Sam Hieb
A petition has been filed with the National Labor Relations Board to unionize RJR.
The latest effort is sparked by the transfer of unionized workers from the Brown & Williamson plant in Macon Ga., which RJR purchased in 2004.
Workers are concerned about continued downsizing at Reynolds, but the company counters that demand for cigarettes is on the decline. That’s part of government’s plan, remember.