Last spring workers at a Just Us! cafe in Halifax, Nova Scotia waged a struggle for union recognition. Out of that union drive those workers and their allies formed Baristas Rise Up (BRU). BRU has since gone on to help organize unions with Service Employees International Union Local 2 in Halifax’s coffee shop sector. Workers involved in those struggles have put together a very helpful zine about their experiences in union organizing, working in the service sector and navigating oppression in the workplace.
RankandFile.ca will be printing off this zine and making it available at the Peoples’ Social Forum.
In the meantime click this link to download a PDF of the Baristas Rise UP zine.