by Sahid Fawaz
The conventional wisdom among employees at most fast food places is that it’s a waste of time to try to unionize.
Well, the employees at a Subway franchise apparently didn’t get the memo.
According to the Huffington Post,
“Workers at a Subway location in Bloomsbury, N.J., on Friday voted in favor of joining the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. The 13 workers are employed by the Tennessee-based travel center company Pilot Flying J, but they all work inside the company’s Subway franchise at the rest stop.
According to an examiner with the National Labor Relations Board, the vote came out 8 to 5 in favor of the union. Pilot Flying J has a week to file any objections to the election before it’s certified by the board.”
This is a good step in the right direction for fast food workers as executives reap insane compensation while many employees live near or below the poverty line.