Workers unionize at two more Burgerville stores


Workers at two more Burgerville restaurants are seeking formal union recognition. On March 11, union delegations to management presented signatures from a majority of workers at the company’s Convention Center location, 1135 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., and at its Montavilla location, 8218 NE Glisan St. If the company doesn’t voluntarily recognize the union, workers will ask the National Labor Relations Board to hold elections. That would bring to five the number of stores that are officially union. The others are at 3504 SE 92nd Ave, 19119 SE McLoughlin Blvd., and 1122 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

The Burgerville Workers Union is calling on supporters to boycott all stores until a union contract is signed. Though bargaining is under way, it’s not clear that will happen soon: At a March 6 negotiation session, the company made a wage offer: A raise of 13 cents an hour. The union is calling for a raise of $5 an hour.


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