Florida Watchdog calls the labor contract of the Restaurant Opportunities Center United a case of “delicious irony.” I’ll say. The fast food worker union forbids protests by its own employees against management.
“It is mutually agreed that there shall be no strikes, lock-outs, sit downs, sit ins, slowdowns, sympathy strikes, picketing, stoppage or interruption of work, or direct or indirect interference or interruption of the operations of the Employer during the term of this Agreement,” states a two-year collective-bargaining agreement dated Jan. 4, 2013.
What’s more, ROC employees are represented in the collective-bargaining agreementby the Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia. The guild, or labor union, represents seven newspapers, including The Philadelphia Inquirer.
“We represent a wide variety of newspaper employees … and the Restaurant Opportunities Centers coordinators in Philadelphia, New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, New Orleans, and Miami,” reads the guild’s website.
Mike Paranzino, communications director for a labor watchdog called ROC Exposed, said it makes sense for ROC to show they’re open to unionization. But for their employees to choose a newspaper guild is another story.
Read the whole thing, it goes on to note that no reporter represented by the same union has disclosed the conflict of interest. Oh, and the union also has received federal grants from we the taxpayers.
The Pirate’s Cove has more, including how this union likes to engage in harassment and other typical union thug activities.