Local Labor Actions
I noticed some union picketing going on by Arborland mall yesterday, and today, in addition, a few guys with signs in front of the VA Hospital. I had stopped and asked the guys yesterday what was going on and promised to spread the word, but unfortunately I couldn't find anything about it via Google News.
The ones at Arborland are Local 252 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) whose website above kind of explains what's going on: Potbelly Sandwich and another restaurant (whose name I forget) are using non-union workers to build their new Arborland locations. I'm not sure if the guys picketing the VA are with LU 252 or not (and I don't think the website has been updated lately).
Anyway, for those of you living around here, pay heed to their boycotts and give thanks to those stores who did use IBEW folk. Oh, and give the fellas a honk!
posted by Andy