Starbucks’ NYC Roastery on Strike for More than Ten Days – Management Has Not Provided a Health and Safety Inspection Report or Contract Bargaining Date
The NYC Roastery has been on strike since Tuesday of last week over an urgent health and safety issue. This week, Workers United filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board asking it to investigate the NYC Roastery over its allegation that the company’s failure to provide information violated the law. Management confirmed that there had been prior reporting of the presence of bed bugs, and have said that they have remediated the issue. The Union has requested information (the inspection or remediation report), per its legal right, so that workers can make decisions regarding their health and safety. Management has thus far failed to provide this information. The charge will be investigated.
Workers United, the union representative of the workers, has filed an OSHA complaint against the facility requesting an inspection, which is pending. Workers have picketed daily outside the location at 61 Ninth Avenue, Manhattan since Tuesday October 25th. Press and supporters are welcomed to join. Check out video from the picket line here.