On August 9, members of Local 6 and the New York Hotel Trades Council at the Central Park Boathouse in New York walked off the job to protest unfair labor practices by the restaurant’s management. After a strong majority of workers signed union cards in January, the Union petitioned for an NLRB election. Since then, dozens of employees who supported the Union have been fired, and the NLRB has suspended the election pending its investigation of numerous charges filed by the Union. Hundreds of Local 6 members and supporters are distributing the “Boycott the Boathouse Complimentary Map and Restaurant Guide," which offers a detailed map of Central Park and explains the boycott of the Boathouse in twenty-two languages.
Read more below.
- Boathouse Restaurant Workers Walk Off Job, The New York Times, August 9, 2011
- Surprise walkout at Central Park Boathouse, Crain’s New York, August 9, 2011
- The union/Boathouse fight gets personal, Crain’s New York, August 12, 2011
- "Boycott the Boathouse" Flyer Advises Would-be Patrons on Dining Alternatives, New York Magazine, August 12, 2011