The comments were made in a written statement released by John Eiden, president of the United Food & Commercial Workers Local 1473, which represents about 100 or so of the store's workers.
"(The company's owner) is now retaliating by closing the store and putting the workers on the street," Eiden wrote.
Eiden, who declined additional comment, released his statement one day after the supermarket chain announced it intends to close its corporate-owned flagship store located near its Sheboygan headquarters by Sept 1.
The 60,000-square-foot store is barely a decade old. Closing it would result in the loss of 108 jobs, according to a notice filed with the state warning of upcoming layoffs.
The company's announcement to shutter the store follows what's been a long and increasingly bitter fight between the company and the employees' union, which has filed more than 120 unfair labor practice allegations against Piggly Wiggly Midwest.