Protest/rally at Burgerville, tomorrow eve

“From the Burgerville Workers Union To Our Community Supporters:

Join us this Tuesday at 8:45pm to call for Burgerville to rehire Paul and put an end to dangerous working conditions. We will be meeting at the corner of NE Holiday and NE MLK.

Workers are pushed past their limits by Burgerville and its managers. This creates dangerous conditions where accidents happen and people frequently get hurt. Instead of getting help and relief, workers get blamed. Since there is no clear, transparent and fair discipline process, workers are punished or fired without recourse or due process.

Paul is working at Burgerville to support himself through culinary school. Over and over, he was asked to come in and work long hours, often closing late at night, and staying past the time he was scheduled to be off. Managers routinely set impossible goals which pressure workers to put themselves in dangerous situations in order to try to meet them. Two weeks ago, during one of these late night shifts, Paul burned himself and in pain and frustration, he accidentally damaged a sink. Without recourse or due process, Paul was suspended for a week and then fired. Burgerville Workers Union is calling for Paul to be reinstated with back pay. And for Burgerville to create a transparent discipline process.”

 

–from the dreamy Hyung

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