McGlinchey in the News
The restaurant industry union movement is gaining momentum: Here’s what to expectRead Time: 1 min
Member Camille Bryant (New Orleans) was interviewed by Nation’s Restaurant News about the recent unionization of Starbucks stores and a Chipotle location as well as the impact this could have on the industry as a whole.
“Everyone in the restaurant industry was on the front lines and was dealing with health and safety issues without getting a lot of pay raises and compensation for it,” Camille Bryant said. “Low employee headcount is feeding into this culture of longer hours and job demands, so restaurant employees want more flexibility, better working conditions, more training and more diversity. […] All of that is feeding into this movement.”
“The [Starbucks and Chipotle] employees are sort of taking the progressive messaging to heart and making the company put their money where their mouth is,” Bryant said. “They’re saying, ‘you say you’re inclusive and offer these great benefits,’ so they’re making them live up to the promises they made.”