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To: Bookshop Santa Cruz owner

Stand with Bookshop Santa Cruz Workers as they Organize a Union!

Stand with Bookshop Santa Cruz Workers as they Organize a Union!

Bookshop Santa Cruz booksellers and other non-managerial staff have asked that store owner Casey Coonerty Protti voluntarily recognize their union with the Communication Workers of America Local 9423. Sign this petition in support!

Why is this important?

Bookshop Santa Cruz workers, who are not currently offered health insurance by their employer, have concerns about the management’s inconsistent communication regarding health and safety at the store, as well as concerns about the rising cost of living in Santa Cruz and the sustainability of the store. The workers want job security, an option for healthcare, and additional employee support systems.

The workers’ organizing committee says, “We felt we could garner greater support as a collective rather than as individuals. 2020 has been a difficult year for small businesses everywhere and we hope to collaborate with management to create a sustainable path forward for one of the only independent bookstores in the area.”


Reasons for signing

  • I wish I had done this at my workplaces in the past and I am excited for you all to get what you deserve!
  • I am inspired by the courage of the workers to organize this union push. I wish i had that courage when I worked there. Thank you.
  • unions help works

Updates

2021-04-13 14:51:48 -0400

The Bookshop Santa Cruz workers are in contract bargaining! More updates as they happen! https://twitter.com/BSCworkers/status/1375557845706362880

2021-02-04 09:59:51 -0500

BREAKING NEWS
Hey Folks, We're excited to announce that we won our union vote yesterday and are officially members of CWA Local 9423! Thanks so much for your support, and we'll keep you all updated as we move into contract negotiations. See our announcement and more news on our Twitter and Instagram, @BSCWorkers.

2021-01-26 10:05:48 -0500

Hey Folks,
This week is our last week to get our union ballots in, and we are feeling pretty confident that we will win! The ballots will be counted next week. Thanks so much for your support! Here's a photo of us at the store, with a certain supporter!
https://twitter.com/BSCworkers/status/1352406621285085185

2021-01-06 13:40:10 -0500

Hello Everyone!
Tomorrow we will be receiving our union election ballots in order to get our union legally recognized by the National Labor Relations Board and move towards winning a contract! We are overwhelmed and excited by the outpouring of support we have received from everyone! Thank you all for standing with us as we fight for our rights at work and the longevity of our shop! Below, listen to shop workers and local supporters about our fight!

Jae: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tQlbGCP2sSsXbI5qBBnMDvBFBskY_Qt4/view?usp=sharing

Kate: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HCrruhq0a9Se_ikSmJdq61EWeBLwfdoe/view?usp=sharing

Jeb: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AGU12_1Dk0jwLCSe7s3iMcZXVqXV0yfC/view?usp=sharing

Your messages of support have been so helpful in our campaign! Any more messages of encouragement you would like to share before our election starts tomorrow please send to us on Twitter and Instagram @BSCWorkers !!

Solidarity!

2020-12-18 15:42:46 -0500

1,000 signatures reached

2020-12-12 07:52:19 -0500

500 signatures reached

2020-12-10 17:06:00 -0500

100 signatures reached

2020-12-10 15:23:14 -0500

50 signatures reached

2020-12-10 14:12:30 -0500

25 signatures reached

2020-12-10 13:41:17 -0500

10 signatures reached