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    Default Bakery workers want to unionize

    A popular San Francisco bakery, with international expansion plans, has some dissatisfied workers that are demanding fair wages.
    Seems many are paid minimum wage that requires some to hold second jobs to make ends meet. All those great jobs that have been created, but don't pay worth a squat. Time for this company to recognize their employees. Without them, their product might not be so popular.

    Tartine Workers Move to Unionize, Say They’ve Been Neglected by the Company
    Early yesterday morning, Bay Area employees of Tartine Bakery — the world-famous bakery and rapidly expanding international brand — delivered letters to management to formally declare their intention to unionize, as Mission Local and other local news outlets have reported. In the letter, signed by more than 140 Tartine employees, the workers say they are unionizing in hopes of attaining a fair balance of power between workers and management, as well as “quality benefits, high morale, and good wages.”
    If the effort is successful, 200-plus Bay Area employees, spread across four locations in San Francisco and Berkeley, would join the local International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU).
    “We weren’t getting the attention we felt like we deserved because they were opening all these new locations, and it started feeling more corporate,” Pat Thomas, a server at Tartine Manufactory, told the labor publication In These Times.
    Meanwhile, in comments to media, several Tartine workers expressed dissatisfaction with pay, benefits, and reduced hours. “You can take vacations, but you don’t get paid for them,” Fernando Hernandez, a busser at the Manufactory, told Mission Local. Also speaking to Mission Local, Matthew Torres, a barista at the Berkeley Tartine, said, “Within a week, we were given notice they’d cut our hours. I am working fewer hours and making less money than I ever have.”

    Meanwhile, workers told the Chron that most Tartine employees only make minimum wage — a pay rate that forces them into second jobs and long commutes.
    https://sf.eater.com/2020/2/7/211282...ufactory-union

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    Default Re: Bakery workers want to unionize

    Seems there is unrest after the union vote at this bakery operation.

    Tartine Bakery Workers Claim Victory In Union Vote, Management Disputing SF Results
    A union vote for workers from San Francisco’s renowned Tartine bakery was still up in the air as of Friday afternoon, but workers are claiming a landslide union victory at the Berkeley location.
    According to the San Francisco Chronicle, workers in San Francisco were voting on whether to join the union with those of the original Tartine bakery.
    Friday afternoon, the vote was reportedly 89 workers in favor of unionizing, and 84 against it. Both sides are challenging the vote totals and a winner has yet to be announced.
    However, workers at the Tartine Berkeley location voted 18-0 to unionize, according to the International Longshore & Warehouse Union.
    In a statement, Tartine co-owner Elisabeth Prueitt said, “The process from here can take weeks, months or potentially years to resolve in court, unless the union agrees to unseal [all the votes]. I don’t know why they are claiming victory.”
    The ILWU said the National Labor Relations Board supervised both elections and NLRB officials will decide the winner in the coming weeks.
    https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/20...ion-vote-ilwu/

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