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Border's workers achieve another contract!

2. December 2004 • MarkDilley
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The tentative contract reported here a few months ago, was ratified by Border’s workers in MN! Yea! Contract negotiations are soon at Store #1.

From the email list Work in Progress

FIRST EDITION CONTRACT—After almost two years of bargaining, some 21 Borders Books & Music workers in Minneapolis, represented by UFCW Local 789, have a first contract. The agreement, ratified Nov. 14, includes an in-store labor-management committee as well as a grievance and arbitration process. This is the second Borders store nationwide to reach a first contract.


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Workers at Borders Uptown Minneapolis store ratified their contract on November 14. Uptown workers voted to unionize in October 2002, seeking a pay hike and have worked with organizers at the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 789. The workers rejected a company contract offer in September 2003 but ratified the new deal on a 9-5 vote.