“The employee union at Borders Books in Ann Arbor voted overwhelmingly to reject the contract offered them by Borders management, reflecting that the dispute between the company and its employees is far from being resolved.
“This contract gave us absolutely nothing,” a Borders store employee said. The employee, who asked to remain anonymous, added that union demands such as a living wage, job security and security of benefits were not met by the proposed contract.”
And this, a demonstration planned for Thursday:
Take Action to Support Borders Workers!
Come on down to Borders Bookstore on Liberty Street this Thursday to protest Borders Inc and its unfair labor practices. Borders Inc has unjustly fired workers, maintained that they will not provide a living wage to its 30 employees, and have continued its notorious tract record of union busting. The workers need support from the community and Borders needs to hear that we will not put up with another busted Borders union.
Thursday Oct. 9 picket at noon – Meet at Borders and join SOLE and Borders Readers United in showing solidarity and support for the Borders union.”