We were downtown last night to see a movie (The Station Agent playing at the Michigan Theater, much recommended) right across the street from Borders store #1 in Ann Arbor. There was an active and noisy picket going on in front of the store with about 15 or 20 picketers, signs, a car painted with strike slogans parked in front of the store.
This morning's walk to Cafe Ambrosia with Saul saw the same pickets going, and I noticed a "Support Borders Strike" sign hanging in the Graduate Employees Organization offices on Liberty St. We didn't walk right in front of the pickets, it wasn't on the way to campus.
Some reporting on the strike, since the Ann Arbor News is not covering it in very much detail:
The Industrial Workers of the World (Wobblies) blog "Retail Worker" posts a strike notice from the Borders Workers Union Organizing Committee listing contact numbers in Ann Arbor and Minneapolis.
The Borders Books Employee Union web site has pictures and comments and clippings from the press.
Borders Readers United is a blog with more pictures and is aimed at readers supporting the strike.
Goodspeed Update is steadily blogging strike coverage - Rob does a good job of getting local news for Ann Arbor from a left-ish leaning, student oriented perspective.