The Burgerville Workers’ Union is an NWJP client, and the first fast-food union in the country. Because of incredible organizing by workers, BVWU has now won elections in five stores. In December, the Hawthorne and 12th location voted to join the bargaining unit. Then last month, two more shops voted to join the union, despite an especially hostile anti-union campaign.
The union continues with the hard work of negotiating a collective bargaining agreement. Meanwhile the boycott against Burgerville continues. With help from NWJP attorney Kate Suisman, and super-volunteer John Sutter, (link to profile) the union is engaged in productive bargaining with Burgerville that is already bringing real improvements to all Burgerville workers, including the right to tips. Worker organizing is a beautiful thing!