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Power in a union

Jason Sullivan, who works at the Robson Street Chapters store in Vancouver, isn’t your typical chain employee: he helped organize a union at the store in 2005, bringing the employees into the service sector local of Canadian Auto Workers. Now Charles Demers has posted a fairly wide-ranging interview with Sullivan at The Tyee. Their Q&A touches on the vicious circle caused by low retail wages; the union’s main goals going into the first contract; big stores vs. small; and Indigo’s overall effect on Canadian writing and publishing. (Sullivan’s answer to that last one is a cautious “good.”)

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Click here for the Tyee interview