After a Jack in the Box announcement that it’s considering selling Qdoba, many of the brand’s franchisees have come together to form an independent union called the Qdoba Franchisee Association. 340 of the brand’s 717 total stores are represented by QFA. This is quite interesting considering most franchisees don’t support joint employment with their franchisor. And yet they are choosing to forego their independence, or at least the appearance of independence.

In another first for organizing, renters at a Glendale, California apartment complex are attempting to organize the city’s first union for tenants.