[act-ma] FRI, 7 PM, FIGHT FOR $15/HR AND A UNION! INSOMNIA COOKIES, 708 COMM AVE, BOSTON
geoff.carens at gmail.com
Thu Dec 5 05:32:47 PST 2013
In August, Insomnia Cookies unlawfully fired 4 workers who went on strike.
All four joined the Industrial Workers of the World. The strikers' demands
included $15/hr, health-care, and that the company not interfere with union
organizing. Insomnia employees were earning sub-minimum wages, some making
deliveries on their own bikes until 3 a.m. or later, under pressure to ride
unsafely. The NLRB* has issued a Complaint against Insomnia for the illegal
firings of the IWW strikers, and has set a Hearing date. After a four
month campaign by the IWW, Insomnia workers now have more opportunities to
take breaks. However the company continues to pay below minimum wage, and
does not provide Workers' Comp benefits, blaming bike delivery workers if
they get hurt in traffic. A fifth IWW member was fired last month, after
disclosing his union affiliation to his manager. Let's expose Insomnia's
union-busting and support fast food workers under attack!
We'll meet this Friday (12/6), starting at 7 pm, at Insomnia Cookies'
Boston location, 708 Comm Ave (BU East stop on the Green Line's B Train) to
picket the store, and let the community know the truth about the company. A
short video featuring Insomnia workers explaining why they went on strike
and joined the union is here <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8o-cMS7gjBA>.
You can also read more about the campaign for justice at Insomnia Cookies
on the Boston IWW's blog <http://iwwboston.org/>. Please also consider
donating to the Insomnia Cookies Workers' Strike
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*National Labor Relations Board
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