Zane's Cycles Workers Demand a Fair Contract! Tell Zane's Cycles-Stop Exploiting Workers!!
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In September 2015, workers at Zane’s Cycles facility located at 182 Cedar St. in Branford voted overwhelmingly, under federal labor law, to bargain collectively for a workplace contract. The workers elected UFCW Local 919 to represent them in contract negotiations. Since then, Zane's Cycles boss Chris Zane has only agreed to meet 8 times to negotiate a contract with the workers. That’s only 8 negotiating sessions in 8 months!!
Among the issues workers want to address, which Zane has refused to reasonably discuss, are:
-Having a clean, sanitary break room (currently workers eat their lunch in the dirty, greasy work area were they assemble thousands of bikes for Zane)
-Adequately heated and cooled working area (workers tell us it is often too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer...many have to wear coats and scarves while they work in the winter and drink lots of water to remain hydrated in the summer)
-Paid Sick Days (Workers lose money when they or a family member is sick)
-Paid Vacation Days (After building thousands of bikes for Zane and making him rich, workers can’t even count on a paid vacation after so much hard work)
-Paid Time Off to Mourn the Death of a Family Member (Zane won’t even agree to pay a worker who has to go to a funeral for their family member!! This is cold and callous!)
Chris Zane exploits his workers who make him rich! Because of his behavior Zane’s Cycles has been charged with violating federal labor law. The charges are currently before the National Labor Relations Board. Tell Chris Zane...Stop Exploiting Workers!!
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