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During Portland’s Grand Floral Parade, fast food workers and supporters of the ongoing fight to unionize the Burgerville chain showed up to picket a Burgerville store during the festivities.
The Burgerville Workers Union is a part of the revolutionary anti-capitalist union the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and over the past several months has built and autonomous and self-organized union and dual power organization. Workers have fought over basic conditions and also organized themselves to support each other, create media, and link up with other groups and struggles.
Workers picketed and also a banner as dropped outside of a Burgerville store. BWU wrote on facebook:
We know it interfered with some people’s parade viewing, but the blame is squarely on Burgerville management interfering with our rights to organize! Special thanks to Portland Jobs with Justice and the Oregon Working Families Party for turning out! Worker Power!