A historic fight for unionization is going on in the Twin Cities. The majority of workers at an entire local Jimmy John's Franchise--10 stores located in Minneapolis and St. Louis Park--have formed a union with the IWW and are fighting for a list of improvements like paid sick days, guaranteed hours, job security, fair raises, and an affordable health care option.
Update: Upcoming Events--Saturday, 5pm: "Bike against the boss" event starting in Loring Park at 5pm and ending in Uptown around 7pm. Monday, 3pm: Labor Day rally at University and Pleasant (U of M Knoll area), featuring performance artists Guante and I Self Devine.
Fast Food Chain Rocked by Work Stoppages in Sign of Mounting Economic Frustration among US Workers
Press Conference and Rally: 4pm September 2, Block E Jimmy Johns, Minneapolis
Fireworks may have been a more appropriate grand opening for a Tea Party convention than the 2010 United States Social Forum.