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In the fourth episode of A Better Table, Umeko Motoyoshi interviews Emily Haddad. Haddad is an acupuncture student, barista, and works as a key organizer in the Tartine Union. Tartine Bakery originally opened in 2002 in San Francisco’s Mission District. In February of 2020, Tartine was operating five retail storefronts in the Bay Area, three in LA and four in Seoul, Korea. That same month, over 140 employees declared their intention to unionize to management. Earlier this year, Motoyoshi sat down with Emily Haddad and had a conversation about the efforts to unionize.

A Better Table on the Sprudge Podcast Network is hosted by Sprudgie Award-winning journalist, author, and community organizer Umeko Motoyoshi. This show is a journalistic deep dive into the topics that matter in todayโ€™s coffee world, from disability access to coffee producer rights at origin to labor organizing in the modern coffee workforce, and much, much more. Motoyoshiโ€™s fearless journalism isnโ€™t afraid to ask big questions: who is coffee for, what ways can we challenge existing systems, and how do we come together to create a better table for all.

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Season One of A Better Table is sponsored by Baratza, Oatly, and Urnex Brands.