Jimmy John’s Workers Could Get 2nd Unionizing Vote

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Employees at ten Jimmy John’s sandwich shops in the Twin Cities could get another chance at deciding whether to unionize.

The National Labor Relations Board said it found evidence the restaurants’ owner engaged in unfair labor practices when the employees narrowly rejected unionization last October.

The owner admits no wrongdoing, but agreed to let employees know they have a right to join a union.

Minnesota Public Radio News said the settlement brokered by the NLRB allows employees to hold another vote on unionization within the next 18 months.

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  • uncle fester

    Seems funny that a company that builds it s reputation on speed will have union workers running it shortly. They won’t be around for very long if they do get unionized. So long Jimmy Johns, its was fun while it lasted.

  • Phid

    So if a union is formed at Jimmy John’s, menu prices go up, consumers stop coming, and restaurants are closed, will we have the unions to thank for all of this? Unions really do not seem to make sense in a free market where there are plenty of other opportunities to work at other restaurants, or even outside the restaurant industry.

  • disgruntled

    I agree, the employees don’t make enough to waste money on union dues for one thing. This is a damn fast food restaurant. Are we going to be paying $25 for a god damn sub sandwich now? JJ should do what Walmart does and close the store involved and cite poor sales or whatever.

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