Less than a year after employees at one unit of a QSR chain in Portland Oregon voted to unionize, a third store in the Burgerville franchise won NLRB approval in December as a separate bargaining unit. Three of the brand’s 42 stores across the Pacific Northwest are now organized as micro-unions and recognized by the National Labor Relations Board. Consequently, the stores must collectively bargain with the Burgerville Workers Union as official representatives of their employees. We can expect to see more Burgerville units facing organizational union votes in the coming months, but more importantly, it is likely only a matter of time before union organizers begin targeting other QSR and fast-food establishments for micro-union organizing. And, to underscore the importance of staying diligent in this regard, be aware that members of Unite Here Local 11, a union for hotel and restaurant employees in California, launched a protest in Anaheim two weeks ago demanding a $25/hour minimum wage – you read that correctly, $25 per hour!