News Archive

Sep 1, 2014

Contact: Erik Forman (612-598-6205)
IWW Jimmy John’s Workers Union

September 1, 2014

Sickening Working Conditions at Jimmy John’s Spark Viral Protest for Paid Sick Days

Coast-to-Coast Actions Planned Starting Labor Day


Aug 25, 2014

August 25th, 2014

Workers Pledge Nationwide Escalation for Justice at Jimmy John’s on Labor Day

Press Contact: Isaac Dalto (443-845-3638)

WASHINGTON– The National Labor Relations Board has ordered Jimmy John’s to reinstate six workers who were unlawfully fired in 2011 for...

Aug 22, 2014

August 22nd, 2014


BALTIMORE, MD- This morning, Jimmy John’s workers at Pratt Street engaged in a short work stoppage and marched on the boss to demand the right to organize without retaliation. They gathered in front of the store at approximately 10:30 AM....

Aug 9, 2014


Press Contacts:

Isaac Dalto: (443) 845-3638
Brendan Camiel: (410) 431-6171

BALTIMORE, MD - Workers at Jimmy Johns have announced their membership in the IWW Jimmy John's Workers Union and have asked management to recognize their union and...

Apr 23, 2012

Long Delay in Legal Process Demonstrates Dysfunction of US Labor Law

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MINNEAPOLIS- A federal judge has ordered Jimmy John's to reinstate six workers fired by franchise owners Mike and Rob...

Feb 14, 2012

Organizers Vow to Continue Fight for Change at Poverty-Wage Corporate Chains

Trial: 9:00am Tuesday, January 14th; National Labor Relations Board Hearing Room, 330 2nd Ave. S. #790, Minneapolis, MN

MINNEAPOLIS- Six Jimmy John's workers fired nearly one year ago for blowing the...

Nov 9, 2011

NLRB Upholds Workers Free Speech Rights to Communicate Labor Disputes to the Public

MINNEAPOLIS- In a major victory for the nation's first fast food union, the National Labor Relations Board filed a legal complaint against Jimmy John's today, validating union claims that the franchise...

Jun 3, 2011

Company Credibility Erodes as NLRB Investigation over Firing of Six
Whistleblowers Continues

MINNEAPOLIS- Two months after Jimmy John's fired six workers for blowing the whistle on a company practice of forcing sandwich-makers to work while sick, the IWW Jimmy John's Workers Union...

Mar 27, 2011

Reprinted from the Pioneer Press:

Six former workers who led a union organizing effort at a west metro Jimmy John's sandwich shop franchise have filed federal unfair labor practice charges against their ex-employer.

The complaint filed with the National Labor Relations Board says...

Jan 10, 2011

Sandwich Workers Begin New Push for “10 Point Program” to Reform Fast Food Industry

MINNEAPOLIS– The National Labor Relations Board approved a settlement today nullifying the results of the historic October 22 union election at Jimmy John's, putting victory back on the table for the...