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Rally Supports Berkeley Bowl Union in Wednesday Election

By Bob Patterson
Monday June 21, 2010 - 11:10:00 PM
Bob Patterson
Bob Patterson
Bob Patterson

An election giving workers at the original Berkeley Bowl store on Oregon Street a chance to vote to de-certify their union is scheduled for this Wednesday, June 23.  

An hour-long rally of about 100 people, featuring speakers and musicians who support the union, took place on Monday at 4 p.m. in front of the store.  

Non-union employees from the Berkeley Bowl’s new West Berkeley location distributed anti-union fliers proclaiming: “Union Free works for me!” at their own table, while. union representatives from AFSCME Local 3299 and Unite Here! handed out flyers which showed sympathy and solidarity with the original Bowl union members.  

A police officer from the Berkeley Police Department monitored the demonstration, and a department supervisor also stood by.