“All in all, I think it’s significant to say that we got the first starting wage increase in nearly a decade. If Borders decides to raise it a tad for everyone else and pretend they were always going to do that, I think what we’ve done is well worth it.

Every year at this time they take benefits away and the raises aren’t enough to compensate for the takeaways and inflation. I hope that what we’ve done helps everyone in some way. Someone’s got to plug the holes in the dam.”

> From a discussion of the Borders’ employees contract

Author: Rob