Workers Win Election To Become First Unionized Chipotle Store In The Country

They did it. Chipotle workers have won their first union.

CNBC reports:

“A Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant in Lansing, Michigan, became the chain’s first location to vote to unionize.

Workers at the store voted 11 to three in favor of unionizing under the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, according to the tally conducted on Thursday.

“We’re disappointed that the employees at our Lansing, MI restaurant chose to have a third party speak on their behalf because we continue to believe that working directly together is best for our employees,” Chipotle spokesperson Laurie Schalow said in a statement to CNBC.

The Teamsters Joint Council 43 did not immediately respond to a request for comment from CNBC.

Chipotle has five business days to file objections to the election. If Chipotle opts not to file any objections, the National Labor Relations Board regional director will certify the results, and the company is required to start bargaining in good faith with the union.”

For the rest of the story, visit CNBC here.

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