Saturday, January 24, 2021, the members of Local 277, working at the iconic Austin landmark, BookPeople, unanimously ratified their first contract. After winning the NLRB election in November 2018, the members bargained for nearly two years to get a fair contract. The agreement is highlighted by significant wage improvements and the core protections that only a collective bargaining agreement can provide. The bargaining committee included Aaron Garcia, Staci Gray, Maya Lamphier, Griffin Mauser, Molly Moore, Will Tangney, Marco, Valoz, and Patrick Watson. We want to extend a special acknowledgment to Chris Hollingsworth, who happily accepted and occupied multiple roles throughout the fight, most notably as a member of the Contract Action Team.