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Announcement :: Labor : Organizing
Picket at Harvard Square Insomnia this Thursday at 9:30 PM
13 Nov 2013
Since August 18, 5 IWW members have been fired from Insomnia Cookies for union activity. Despite a series of demonstrations at local stores, the company continues to pay poverty wages, selling cookies for $1.35 that cost .10 to make. Some employees report being denied legally-mandated breaks, while others, earning minimum wage, have to supply their own money to make change for customers. Insomnia is known not to provide Workers' Comp, and managers even blame bike delivery workers when they get hurt in traffic. Join us as we PICKET to keep the heat on Insomnia. We'll gather tomorrow evening (Thurs 11/14) starting at 9:30 pm, at Insomnia's Harvard Square location, 65 Mt. Auburn St, just 2 blocks from the Harvard Red Line MBTA station.

phone/email zap: On 10/24/13, Insomnia Cookies employee Tommy Mendes told his boss he was an IWW member. The next day he was suspended without pay, and on 10/31/13 he was terminated in retaliation for union activity! Feel free to email Tommy's boss Ryan right now, at ryand (at) insomniacookies.com and let him know Tommy should be reinstated with back pay! Call CEO Seth Berkowitz at (877) 632-6654 and let him know how you feel about Tommy's retaliatory firing.

You can hear Tommy Mendes, and IWW Striker Jonathan Pena, describe the fight for justice at Insomnia here. To contribute to the Insomnia Cookies Workers' Strike Fund, please click here. Find regular updates on the Insomnia Campaign here.

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