Alamo Drafthouse Workers in Manhattan Unionize with UAW Local 2179
Workers at Alamo Drafthouse, the movie theater chain known for dine-in service and strict policies on etiquette, voted to unionize yesterday in Lower Manhattan, with 65% of workers voting in favor of joining UAW Local 2179. The bargaining unit consists of approximately 100 full-time and part-time employees, including wait staff, line cooks, bartenders, box office, custodians and dishwashers.
The victory comes less than two weeks after Downtown Brooklyn became the first Alamo Drafthouse venue to win union recognition. The workers at two of Alamo's most profitable locations will now force the company to negotiate and create a contract that ensures sustainable livelihoods for all. Read more here!