In one fell swoop, Chi ROC launched a workplace justice campaign against local restaurant Ole Ole and the next week, just one hour before the deadline, the employer called to negotiate an agreement to pay workers the unpaid wages they are owed. After the demand letter delivery and subsequent action received some attention in the blogoshpere we were confident the owner would want to settle this matter. This is a major victory for Chicago restaurant workers, but the fight’s not done. Over the course of the next few weeks, we will be vigilant to ensure the owner is negotiating in good faith and that workers are in fact going to receive the money that is owed to them.
Thank you everyone for your support online and in person, your presence and perseverance is what has made this victory possible!