The Washington DC bookstore group, Politics and Prose, which has 54 employees in three locations in the Capital, has voluntarily recognized Local 400 of the United Food and Commercial Workers as the bargaining agent for its employers, the union and owners announced in a joint statement.

“We look forward to working with the union,” said the company, “to solve problems and address needs.” Hailing “the growing movement of booksellers and baristas across the country who have unionized their workplaces,” the union said it “looked forward to negotiating our first contract and welcoming more bookstore workers in DC” into the union.

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