Bartertown Diner Grand Opening Friday

  The collectively-run Bartertown Diner & Roc’s Cakes will be having a grand opening tomorrow, August 19. The Diner will be offering specials including free vegan cupcakes, free locally made soda, and a cookbook featuring recipes from their first menu. The Grand Rapids IWW sent out the following press release about the event: Who: Bartertown … Read moreBartertown Diner Grand Opening Friday

Bartertown Diner Opens

The worker-owned and collectively run restaurant Bartertown Diner & Roc’s Cakes has opened in downtown Grand Rapids. The restaurant—which features vegan, vegetarian, and raw foods—is affiliated with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and is a union shop. Bartertown describes itself as a: … vegi/vegan/raw, worker owned and operated diner. The goal of the … Read moreBartertown Diner Opens

Collective-Run Bartertown Diner Joins the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)

The soon-to-be-open collectively run Bartertown Diner & Roc’s Cakes has affiliated with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). A press release from the Grand Rapids IWW announces the news: Local Worker-Owned Restaurant Joins Historic Labor Union Act signifies workers’ real desire for change, not just rhetoric Grand Rapids, MI – Bartertown Diner and Roc’s … Read moreCollective-Run Bartertown Diner Joins the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)