Celebrate Kansas City Metro Half Price Bookstore Union Flexing

We won't dare discount the power of collective bargaining . . . 

Never mind that most of these delightful workers are better known for talking very loudly about their politics, personal issues and problems with their parents rather than helping customers. 

Again, here's a more optimistic take on post-capitalism in action . . .

The vote at the Westport store is the latest in a succession of Half Price Books unions starting up in the area. Employees at the store in Overland Park unanimously voted to unionize in July; Half Price Books in Wichita unionized last year. On Nov. 30, workers at the Olathe location will vote on whether to join their colleagues in United Food and Commercial Workers Local 2 and other stores in Half Price Books Workers United.

If workers at the Olathe store win their election, the UFCW will have organized about 10% of the company — a third of that union now lies in the Kansas City region. Half Price Books Workers United began in Minnesota, but the Kansas City area has become a new hub for the organizing efforts.

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

Kansas City is quickly becoming the hub for a Half Price Books union effort

Employees at Westport's Half Price Books voted to unionize on Nov. 17. Overland Park employees unionized in July. If workers at the Olathe store vote to unionize later this month, Half Price Books Workers United will have organized about 10% of the company.