Obv. there are regional differences, about closed shops, or whether all employees are in a union, or places where `=no` isn't a bad thing (right?), or whatever. This can't cover everything.
@amapanda I'd pick some sort of standard phrasing so you could also have a worker cooperative flag, then be able to easily query for both at once
@neko do you have a good suggestion?
I think some people have tagged such co-ops in OSM before. I would see that as an orthogonal issue to an employee union tag. Here, I am just looking at unions. So I think it's ok to work on a tag for unionised workplaces first, and ignore "co-op owned" for this discussion (or am I mistaken? 🤔)
@pietervdvn wikidata doesn't solve some things since I've heard it has different definitions of the same thing in different languages
@amapanda That can happen, but then one can state that they are equal entities and redirect one onto the other
@pietervdvn i don't have the mental space for all this wikidata stuff. IMO adding `employee_union=yes` to OpenStreetMap is by far the simplist approach. If you have suggestions on _that OSM tag_, I'm listening. 🙂
@amapanda I understand the lack of mental space, it's a lot to get started with.
However, I'm opposed to a 'employee=union'-tag - that is IMHO out of scope for OSM. Should we also start to tag the baserate of emoloyees? The gender balance and other diversity indicators of a workspace? How rude their manager is?
Don't get me wrong - these are all worthwile social causes to fight for; but OSM isn't the vehicle to collect this data with.
@Doudouosm Something like this can be a source IMO https://www.huffpost.com/entry/starbucks-unionized-50-stores-in-us_n_62717c0fe4b0bc48f580b8e7
@amapanda What about small family businesses where being in a union doesn't make sense? I appreciate your good intentions, but make sure it doesn't inadvertently harm someone innocent.
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