Organized-Labor Pains: MilkBoy's Union Saga, Continued

Jeff Fusco
Philadelphia Weekly | August 4, 2011
MilkBoy Coffee owners Tommy Joyner and Jamie Lokoff are mild-mannered artists-turned-entrepreneurs building a new concert venue in Philadelphia. The landlord didn't hire all-union labor, and they found themselves caught in the middle of a public debate about the role of unions in the U.S. "Honestly, we feel like we’re being picked on by a large, highly funded, highly organized organization, not to be redundant," says Joyner. There’s just no way to get back at them because you think you’re getting somewhere, and [then] your place gets lit on fire.”

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