[Marxism] Fast, Casual, and Out of Control | The New Republic

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Nov 1 06:28:26 MDT 2019

The fast-casual burrito-slinging behemoth Chipotle was awash in 
Halloween-themed promotions this month. Cheap “boorritos”! TikTok 
contests! But no haul of spooky goodies could hide the spirit of labor 
revolt lurking amid the other skeletons in the company’s closet. 
Chipotle’s continued labor violations and piss-poor treatment of its 
workers—who for years have reported that working conditions at the chain 
are  a “nightmare”—came to a head with multiple rallies across New York 
City in October. Members of 32BJ SEIU, a property-services union 
dedicated over the better part of a decade to organizing the city’s 
fast-food workers, gathered to speak out against the company’s failure 
to heed the city’s 2017 Fair Workweek law. Chipotle’s stated commitment 
to “raising the bar” in matters of social responsibility apparently 
stops when it comes to its own employees.


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