More than a year since they voted to form a union, Panera Bread workers in Michigan are still waiting to have a voice on the job. The franchisee that owns the Panera stores in the region refused to recognize the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) as the official representative of the bakers and refused to meet to bargain a first contract.
BCTGM with the AFL-CIO have organized a solidarity rally to show support for the Panera Bread bakers and demand that the company stop playing games and recognize their union. The rally will happen at the Panera Bread bakery-café (5119 West Main St., Kalamazoo, Mich.) today from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
See updates on Twitter from the rally using the hashtag #PaneraUnionYes and follow @BCTGM.