Nice Job… SEIU Gets Whole Chicago Restaurant Fired After Minimum Wage Protests
Nice work, SEIU.
A Chicago sandwich shop closed its doors after several employees rallied for $15 an hour wages.
The Daily Mail reported:
A Chicago sandwich shop has fired all its employees over email just days before Christmas.
Staff at Snarf’s Sub Shop in River North received the bad news on Sunday night in a group email notifying them that the drastic action was effective immediately.
The company blamed ‘increased competition and losses’ for the firings.
Director of operations Doug Besant said in the email the restaurant will likely close for a month as they remodel and reconcept the business into a burger joint.
But the move comes less than a month after Snarf’s workers rallied for higher wages.
The email, obtained by ChicagoGrid.com, read: ‘Due to increased competition and losses, ownership has decided to consider remodeling and reconcepting the store at 600 West Chicago Ave.
The store is closing, effective tomorrow, December 23, 2013 for an unknown period of time for this remodeling and reconcepting. All staff is terminated, effective Monday, December 23, 2013.’
…The River North Snarf’s shop was closed for four days, from December 5 until December 8, as employees went on striking for higher wages and better benefits.
Now they’re out of work for the holidays.
Rally: The firings come less than a month after Snarf’s workers rallied, pictured, for higher wages with the Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago. (Daily Mail)