Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Chipotle illegal workplace policies

I bring this up a lot for workers and this is a good point noted for
workers! Workers do have a voice in work and outside of work!
My brand "WalmartRamen" started on Youtube at the same time
I was working at Walmart. I walked out after they said I missed
too many days being sick as you could only miss 6 days in 6 months
with them not accepting work releases. 
Retaliation as in a small town Walmart should not be taken!
It was the norm in my time working at Walmart. Now? No take action! 

If there are issues you have at work call the NLRB!
Those days of saying "You are lucky to have a job right now!"
is BS look around and look at the next town over they more likely
make $10 an hour somewhere! And there are places with now hiring
about everywhere!  And wages are looking to be going up!

So if your workplace is trying to buffalo you don't fall for it
call the NLRB to fix it! They have a Mobile APP!
The NLRB is getting better than it ever was!
https://www.nlrb.gov

~~~~~Chipotle under fire for illegal workplace policies
Federal regulators have taken a red pen to Chipotle's employee handbook,
saying several policies violated labor laws.

The National Labor Relations Board said in a recent decision that Chipotle has to
amend four rules that are illegal because they can "chill employees" from exercising
their collective bargaining rights. The ruling has implications for what workers everywhere
are allowed to say on social media.
The Chipotle policies that the NLRB took issue with are:
  • Its confidentiality policy that "unlawfully limits the use of [Chipotle's] name."
  • A policy that prohibited employees from discussing "politics or religion in public."
  • A rule that prevents workers from soliciting support from coworkers against a workplace policy "in visual or hearing range of our customers."
  • An "ethical communication" policy that instructs workers to avoid "exaggeration" or "colorful language" when discussing people.
"Employees can talk about wages, hours, conditions and terms of employment.
That's protected speech," said Michael Healey, the attorney who worked on the
NLRB case.

Though the NLRB ruled Chipotle's policies violate an 80-year-old labor law, Healey
said that the decision is another instance of "federal labor law catching up to social media."
The Chipotle (CMG) vs. NLRB saga started when James Kennedy -- an employee at a
Chipotle restaurant in Havertown, Pennsylvania -- posted tweets in January 2015
that were critical of the burrito chain.

One lamented how the company charges customers extra when they add guacamole.
Other tweets went after how the company pays and treats workers.
In one post, he responded to a customer who thanked Chipotle for a free burrito,
saying "nothing is free, only cheap #labor. Crew members only make $8.50 [per] hr
how much is that steak bowl really?" he wrote, according to public documents.

Shortly after posting them, Kennedy's manager ordered him to delete the tweets.
The manager cited an "outdated" company policy that says employees cannot post
"disparaging" comments about Chipotle on social media.
Kennedy was fired a month later after an altercation with his manager about a petition
he started for better-enforced breaks. He filed his case with the NLRB shortly after.
The NLRB ruling last week sent a clear message to Chipotle about how it handled
Kennedy's tweets and firing: You can't do that.

The company must rehire Kennedy and give back pay for any time he was unemployed
since he was fired in February 2015.
http://money.cnn.com/2016/08/24/pf/jobs/chipotle-social-media-nlrb/index.html

Also info bringing up ?'s
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2014/05/23/vegetarian-author-chipotle-under-fire-for-not-selecting-mexican-writer-for-literary-campaign

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