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Re: “Workers at Berkeley Bowl Boot Their Union

I recently left BB after working there for roughly a year. I can honestly say that I got along with and was treated well by management. But, at the same time, I witnessed some inconsistent treatment. Policies, procedures, and even our medical plan changed without much notice, arguably in violation of our existing contract.

UFCW 5 clearly had its faults -- namely, communicating with employees only when contract negotiations were imminent. I'm not surprised that saving $50 a month was enough for some employees to support decertification. Many weren't sure what they'd be missing. But I question how employees are going to get a better package from Berkeley Bowl without union representation, especially considering the company's history. For my friends and former co-workers, I hope this "Berkeley Bowl plan" far exceeds the pre-2003 working conditions. I'd ask the community and whatever "watchdog" organization develops to make sure pro-union employees to not receive the retaliation many feared.

Posted by CmpGold on 07/07/2010 at 2:39 PM

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