Almost two years ago workers from Burgerville went public with the Burgerville Workers Union. Their aim was to pull workers out of poverty, to gain a voice in their workplace, and to be respected on the job. While they have made some gains, Bugerville still refuses to recognize the Union, and has fired Union Workers.
In response, the Burgersville Workers Union is asking the Pacific Northwest to join with them and pledge to boycott Burgerville until the company does right by the workers and signs a contract with the union.
Watch this short video to hear more from the Burgerville Workers Union.
The Alberta Co-op Board and Collective Management have both endorsed the Burgerville Boycott. We invite you to do the same by filling out a boycott pledge in at the co-op or online and voicing your support of the Burgerville Workers Union. There are numerous other ways you can show your support beyond a pledge card. Show up to actions, volunteer with the union, or support workers materially through donating to BVWU’s Strike & Hardship Fund. Each contribution and act of solidarity helps support workers as they fight for better jobs and better lives.