Saskatoon Co-op Strike Ends with Two-Tier Contract

After a six-month strike that saw workers walking picket lines in extremely cold temperatures, UFCW Local 1400 has reached an agreement with the Saskatoon Co-op. The deal includes the introduction of a two-tier wage system […]

Why Do Coops Hate Unions?

Marianne Garneau spoke to workers in over a dozen grocery cooperatives across the U.S. and Canada to produce this report on coops’ exploitation of workers and history of union-busting.

What are strikes really about? A reply to Dionne Pohler

Nick Driedger and Marianne Garneau respond to an editorial in the Saskatoon Star Phoenix about the strike at the Saskatoon Co-op. In a recent editorial in the Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Dionne Pohler, a professor at […]

Grocery workers refuse a two-tier wage system

The Saskatoon Co-op is a consumer cooperative grocery with multiple locations in and around Saskatoon, SK. Workers are represented by United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1400. They have been without a contract for two […]

The IWW Campaign at Good Earth Food Co-op

John D talks about the six years he has spent working and organizing at a grocery coop in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. I landed a job at the Good Earth Food Co-op in August 2012. I […]

Be the Union!

Luigi Rinaldi reflects on an organizing campaign at a grocery store in Rhode Island.  This continues our series “Pushing Through,” which reflects on what it takes to develop an organizing campaign into a full-fledged union. […]

Build A Committee Beyond Your Subculture

**We recently lost our email subscription list due to technical difficulties.  Please re-subscribe with your email at the bottom of this post!** Jason Fults talks about his experience  organizing with the IWW at Ward’s Grocery in […]

The IWW Campaign at Whole Foods

Mike Hellman recounts the solidarity union campaign at Whole Foods in the Bay Area, which lasted from 2010-2014. Interview by Marianne Garneau. Tell me how and when you got involved. I was involved from 2010 […]