In March 2011, Rite Aid Pharmacy experienced a strike at six rite aid stores in the Cleveland area. This strike is unusual because picketers were holding up signs saying “Don’t Shop Rite Aid”. That’s no longer just a strike: it’s a call to boycott. According to state laws, unions can not call for boycotts against businesses that force workers to join a union. By calling for consumers to shop elsewhere, then the unions violated that law. Further more is that Rite Aid has both union and non-union stores in Cleveland.
US President Jimmy Carter issued an international issue that the United States would boycott the Moscow Olympics if Soviet troops did not withdraw from Afghanistan. When they refused, Carter led over 60 nations to boycott the 1980 summer games including Japan, West Germany, China, the Philippines, Argentina and Canada quickly joined in. Then the UK and France supported the boycott, but left the decision to the individual athlete. So Spain, Italy, Sweden, Iceland and Finland represented Western Europe, along with a few Americans with dual citizenship in other countries. Many athletes marched under the Olympic Flag in place of their national flag, and replaced their national anthems with the Olympic anthem (in some events, the medals ceremonies raised three identical Olympic Flags).