Jimmy John's union vote enters final countdown

Sandwich workers vote on the union Oct. 22.
Sandwich workers vote on the union Oct. 22.

Things have been developing quickly since we told you about the unionizing drive by workers at Minneapolis Jimmy John's restaurants.

The National Labor Relations Board has set a date for the election: Oct. 22. That gives the union supporters and the owners a scant three weeks to convince a majority of employees at the ten locations to vote the union up or down.

Franchise owners Mike and Rob Mulligan are working with the Labor Relations Institute, an anti-union consulting group, which has started meeting with the restaurant workers to convince them that voting to form a union is a bad idea.

Organizers are crying foul, saying some of the Mulligan's anti-union efforts are illegal, and accusing them of unspecified worker intimidation and retaliation.

Sponsor Content


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >