Happy new year! The holidays brought an unexpected semi-hiatus, so welcome to one of our three-week mega-editions. Fair warning that there are definitely some items I left out, as is inevitable when I’m playing catchup, so feel free to send me a note and flag anything important you think I missed. Also: this issue marks, somehow, two whole years of this weekly newsletter project. Thanks to all of you who’ve read and shared and chipped in a few bucks to keep the thing going. If you’ve found it useful, please take the time to circulate the newsletter in your union networks, and send me stories about what’s going on in your neck of the labor movement.
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"20 grocery workers at the Dill Pickle Food Co-Op in Chicago voted 3-2 (I think; the NLRB’s data entry is messed up, could be 5-0, or 3-0, I don’t know exactly) to form the Dill Pickle Food Co-op Workers Union."
It was 3-2. Three in favor of the new union; two in favor of the old union. New union wins. https://www.nlrb.gov/case/13-RC-305839.
Charles Krugel, Attorney for the Dill Pickle Food Co-op
Thanks for putting these updates together, they're super informative and I love to see so many positive happenings!