It is no revelation that the Collective HATES fast food places...just for being fast food places. They have outlawed them in certain parts of Kulhifornia cities...places where the consuming public are known to WANT them. "Pro-choice", my little pink butt.
But Chipotle has been targeted for special treatment by the shock-troops of the Collective, SEIU. Why? Because they fired a passel of illegal aliens who were caught working at Chipotle shops--
"We are here today with a simple message for Chipotle: You cannot sell Mexican food and then sell out Mexican workers," said Grant Stevensen, Pastor of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in St. Paul. "After years of service, Chipotle has failed to treat these workers with any sense of integrity - in most cases even breaking Minnesota employment statutes by failing to pay back wages."
"I worked at Chipotle for over nine years and always treated my job as if I owned the restaurant, wanting to do my best for my managers and for my customers," explained Juanita Cruz, a Chipotle employee fired in December. "But getting fired so abruptly was a disrespect to my nine years of service.
The layoffs at Chipotle followed a statewide I9 audit by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) - however, rather than giving workers the standard 90 days to clear up any problems with their documents, Chipotle fired them on the spot.So, Chipotle CONFORMED to the law, and THAT is what the bitch is!
"We are here to remind Chipotle, and every other company that reaps enormous profits from an immigrant workforce, that they are on watch. Immigrant families and their allies will not stand by while corporations continue to exploit to benefit from a broken immigration system." said Greg Nammacher, Secretary-Treasurer of SEIU Local 26 in Minneapolis.Now, that is chock full of stupid lies, first of all. There is no allegation that anybody was paid less than minimum wage. The workers were happy as clams...til they were asked for documents they don't have and fired when they could not produce them. "An immigrant workforce" is a rather racist thing to say. If those folk had been born in Texas, would the SEIU puke call them immigrants? But you see where this is headed, right? Open-borders policy driven by SEIU thugs.
The Chick-fil-A controversy stems from the general Christian belief-system of the parent company and most franchisees. One Pennsylvania franchise hired a family support outfit to put on a seminar. The family support outfit opposes same sex marriage. So, Chick-fil-A in general is now the target of a hate campaign by the Collective.
Which makes these fast-food outfits my new "go-to" guys. Prior to this writing, I had never been in a Chipotle shop, but I will be going soon. Chick-fil-A dittos. I hope you will join me, and say why you are there.