News Archive

Dec 20, 2010

Sandwich Workers Bounce Back from Union Election Setback with Protest of Sub-Standard Pay

MINNEAPOLIS- Jimmy John's workers will call on Minneapolis franchise owners Mike and Rob Mulligan today to honor the spirit of the season by offering holiday pay to their employees on federal and...

Oct 30, 2010

Sandwich Workers to Continue to Press for Improved Working Conditions

MINNEAPOLIS – The Jimmy John's Workers Union has filed a 12-page Objection to the October 22 NLRB election at 10 Minneapolis sandwich shops, outlining a pattern of pervasive and systemic labor rights violations that...

Oct 22, 2010

Workers report widespread illegal activity by company

MINNEAPOLIS – Workers at 10 Jimmy John’s franchise locations in Minneapolis are crying foul after a near tie in a union certification election marred by misconduct by owner MikLin enterprises. 85 workers voted in favor of unionization...

Oct 18, 2010

A Sign of Hope for a Nation Reeling from Recession

Rally: 5:30pm Monday 10/18, Block E Jimmy John's, Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS– Jimmy John's workers and supporters will rally this afternoon, kicking off the final countdown to an unprecedented NLRB union election at the Minneapolis-...

Oct 14, 2010

Support Builds for Sandwich Workers in Run-up to Historic Union Election with Rally Planned for Monday

Rally and Press Conference: 5:30pm Monday 10/18, Block E Jimmy John's

MINNEAPOLIS– The Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation has voted to endorse the IWW Jimmy John's Workers...

Oct 1, 2010

Labor Rights Violations Stack up as Sandwich Chain Turns to 'Union Avoidance' Consultants

MINNEAPOLIS– Jimmy John's will face a government investigation of 14 alleged violations of the National Labor Relations Act at ten Minneapolis locations, the IWW Jimmy John's Workers Union announced...

Sep 28, 2010

Potential Turning Point for Labor as Millions in Service Sector Face Deepening Poverty

MINNEAPOLIS– The National Labor Relations Board confirmed today that it will conduct a union election for 200 workers at ten Minneapolis-area Jimmy John's on October 22, an historic first in the nation'...

Sep 25, 2010

Sandwich Workers and Customers Unite in Support of Working Class Hero

Press Conference and Delegation: 1pm Sunday September 26, Calhoun Square Jimmy Johns, 3001 Hennepin Ave. S.

MINNEAPOLIS– When Shift Supervisor Margaret Brickely began her morning prep work at Jimmy John's last...

Sep 16, 2010

Sandwich Workers Union Keeps the Pressure on as Unprecedented Union Election Approaches

MINNEAPOLIS– Jimmy John’s workers were doing more than preparing french bread, cold cuts, and sliced tomatoes for “Dollar Sub Day” this morning as union members and supporters hit the bricks outside...

Sep 14, 2010

Pressure Mounts on Franchise Owners in Unprecedented Fast Food Union Drive

MINNEAPOLIS– Sandwich workers at nine Minneapolis Jimmy John's locations made history this morning as they filed for the first-ever National Labor Relations Board union election at the national fast food chain. If...