Say What? The Kitchen Language Controversy at City Market.

The relationship between City Market‘s management and its union has had its moments of tension over the years, but, for the most part, conflicts have been handled out of the public eye. However, things boiled over on Thursday, November 14th, when Local 203 posted the following on its Facebook page:

First UE Post

This statement was quickly disseminated on social media by activist members of to co-op, many of whom reacted quite angrily. A lively discussion went down on Vermont Workers’ Center Executive Director James Haslam’s Facebook page as to how to respond, with some advocating an immediate boycott and picket, and others counselling patience to see the results of the grievance process. On Saturday the 16th, the union posted that: Continue reading