To: All 6th District Local Union
On August 23, 2021 Local Unions 494 & 1220 won an election to represent over 300 employees at Collectivo Coffee. Naturally, the company filed objections to the election and exceptions to the decisions of the NLRB Regional Director. On December 17th we were certified as the bargaining representatives for the Collectivo employees. Now they have filed a request for review to the full Board in Washington, DC. All of this is nothing more than a stall tactic by the company.
Attached you will find a flyer developed by the Collectivo volunteer organizing committee requesting assistance. They/we would like you to circulate the flyer to your members and request that they sign our petition urging Collectivo to sit down with LU’s 494 & 1220 to negotiate a fair contract for their employees. It takes 2 minutes; scan the QR and put in your name.
We will be delivering the petition on January 12th, so don’t delay. We will also be holding a rally at the Collectivo headquarters on January 12th.
Let’s show our Brothers and Sisters at Collectivo the real spirit of the IBEW by signing their petition.
David J. Ruhmkorff
International Vice President
IBEW 6th District