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International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Costco shows the value of unions [Letter]
Costco shows the value of unions [Letter]

In your editorial about President Obama's visit to the Lanham Costco to advocate for raising the minimum wage you correctly point out that Costco "has prospered by paying higher wages and offering better employee health coverage than its competitors" ("The Costco example," Jan. 29). What you failed to note, however, is that a significant portion of Costco's stores on the West and East coasts — including four stores in Maryland — are unionized, with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters representing those workers. The Teamsters have been successful in negotiating industry-leading wages, benefits and working conditions for their members....