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  • Writer's pictureKevin Van Meter

"Viewpoint: Burgerville Workers’ Lessons for Independent Unions"

Updated: Aug 17, 2023




Self-organizing a union on a shoestring? Winning the supposedly unwinnable? Workers at a local burger chain out of Portland, Oregon, were doing it before it was cool.

The Burgerville Workers Union, which went public in 2016 and won its first contract in 2021, has recently been influencing and supporting independent union efforts in the region—and it has a few lessons to offer independent unions around the country.

Read my latest article published in Labor Notes here.
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