Today, at approximately 10 AM, members of the newly formed Peet’s Labor Union marched on the boss to inform Peet’s Coffee Inc. at their corporate headquarters in Emeryville, CA that we would be filing a petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to form our Union. After many delays from the Peet’s corporate headquarters, we were able to present our letter of demands to the regional manager overseeing the operation of the stores many of our union members work at here in the East Bay. Our letter, which can be found below, outlines the first step in getting our Union to be legally recognized and our grievances to be properly addressed.
As of this day, 3 Peet’s stores in the East Bay area have filed a petition to unionize, with more coming. Currently, we are not yet aware of the response from Peet’s management or on-site managers at these 3 locations and beyond. However, our social media accounts and labor filings are now publicly available, and we expect a response very soon, remembering that we have a legally protected right to organize this Union.
We concluded the day by walking over to the Peet’s Emeryville store (a location that has not yet filed to unionize) and celebrated with a round of our favorite coffees and teas.
Peet’s Labor Union
IWW, IU 460
AN INJURY TO ONE IS AN INJURY TO ALL