Posts tagged Economic Justice Coalition’s Workers Center
Creature Comforts Employees Organize Independent Union
January 23, 2023 // After meeting with Broderick Flanigan, Joseph Carter, Enrique Reyna and others at the workers’ center, an innovative strategy was devised to create BUG as an independent union not under the umbrella of a pre-existing national union. Historically, most unions have formed under the aegis of a national union such as the Teamsters, the United Auto Workers and the like. But BUG opted for the novel approach seen in the last couple years with Amazon and Starbucks workers who have led the way in establishing new, independent unions. BUG’s approach captures Athens’ independent spirit, following in the footsteps of the independent artists and record labels that put the city on the map.