A couple of days letter they brought their demand for union recognition to the board during a meeting, and a few days ago they met with the General Manager.
By unionizing, the workers want to ensure that the patrons of the store are promoting a business that respects its worker-owners and operates in a fair, democratic, and truly cooperative manner.
7 of 10 Citizens Co-op Workers petitioned to have a union. In response Citizens Co-op fired 5 of them and 2 of them are now on strike because of Unfair Labour Practices.
However, it seems Citizens Co-op might be hiring scabs. They have advertised the position of a current Worker Rep on the Board and Workers Union member: http://gainesville.craigslist.org/fbh/4385258888.html
We are asking that every IWW member and supporter immediately apply for these positions regardless of your location or qualifications.
Thank you for you help and Solidarity!
To keep in touch with Citizens Co-op you can follow them online:
Here look we’ve done it for you – Sample e mail:
Subject: Grocery Purchaser (Gainesville, FL)
To whom it may concern:
I wish to apply for your crappy fucking job, I’ve been purchasing groceries for years.
I am a member of the Industrial Workers of the World.
You can support the strikers financially here: