Yesterday's Union Vote at our Petaluma Store

On Friday, April 28, 2023, we had an election among our non-management Petaluma store employees conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Our Petaluma store employees have voted for representation by the Industrial Workers of the World, San Francisco Bay Area Branch. We are glad this process is over and can now try and heal the rifts that were created, that have affected not only the employees, but our loyal customers as well.
We feel there has been a lot of misinformation posted on social media in regards to the business practices of Copperfield's Books. We have also had employees, supportive of the union efforts, leaving stickers in employee areas of the store which say “Your Boss Is Not your Friend,” and “One Union, One Enemy.” These actions have been such a point of sadness for our company, since we are a company that really appreciates teamwork, and this has certainly deeply hurt our team.
So, where do we go from here? Our hope is that now we can move past this and begin negotiation in good faith and have an opportunity to tell our side of our collective story.
Regardless of the outcome of this election our efforts will continue to support, encourage, and enhance the experience of all of our employees throughout the company. Today’s result only serves as a reminder that there is still work to be done for the betterment of all.
Paul Jaffe, President
Copperfield's Books Inc.


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