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Fri Jul 26, 2019, 12:33 AM

Little Big Burger Workers Vote Down Union Bid

The bid by workers from Portland-based Little Big Burger to unionize has failed, with a minority of employees voting in favor of a union.

Of the 109 employees eligible to vote, 29 voted to unionize, while another 41 voted against the move. Twelve of the ballots were challenged.

A 28-year-old associate with the company, who declined to give his full name for fear of being blacklisted by future employers, said the final tally “came as a surprise to everyone.”

“There’s a wide agreement that things needed to change here, and I would venture to say in fast food in general,” he said. “Counteracting that was intense pressure by the company to vote no.”

Read more: https://www.opb.org/news/article/little-big-burger-loses-bid-to-form-union/
(Oregon Public Broadcasting)

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