“A boss is a boss, and any entity, for-profit or not, is going to resist a union settling in. But the reaction to unions in the coop world is a little beyond. Because coops have a reputation as progressive, community-based institutions, their supporters are often particularly vituperative against organizing. Workers at a coop in the D.C. area found themselves confronted by ‘concerned’ members of the community when they started their union drive, including those who proudly announced that they too supported unions and/or were union members – but they didn’t want the union to ‘ruin’ or ‘destabilize’ the coop. Others have argued that coops should be spared from organizing and unions should target corporate chains instead.”
from Tacoma DSA http://bit.ly/2IilDKy