Judge: CT restaurant used pandemic to oust union organizers


The judge found that when the store reopened in May 2020, only the four workers were not offered their jobs.

DARIEN, Conn – A National Labor Relations Board administrative judge has ruled that the owner of a McDonald’s franchise in Connecticut violated labor laws by failing to fire four union organizers from their jobs after a pandemic-related layoff.

Administrative law judge Donna Dawson on Thursday ordered Michell Enterprises to rehire the workers and pay them back wages.

The four and more colleagues were laid off when McDonald’s from a service area on Interstate 95 in Darien closed in March 2020.

Dawson found that when the store reopened in May 2020, only four workers were not offered their jobs.

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