Now, after weeks in limbo, Spyhouse workers are striking all day Saturday.
“We don’t feel safe as workers in this pandemic. Instead of making every step possible to keep us protected, the company is spending time and resources to bust the union,” says barista Matt Marciniec. “That is unacceptable, and that is why we are going on strike.”
Workers will spend the day picketing outside all Spyhouse locations, culminating with a 1 p.m. rally at the 945 Broadway St. NE. location in Minneapolis. Johnson, who has opted to let a PR firm handle questions about his unionizing workforce, has recently hired lawyers to help bust the union effort, workers claim.