Arizona laundry workers and their allies fanned out across three cities and two states on April 20 as part of a regional Fox Chase to seek out hiding restaurateur Sam Fox, owner of Fox Restaurant Concepts. Fox has been laying low, hiding from Milum Textile laundry workers since workers and community supporters attempted to deliver petitions to his Scottsdale headquarters in March. Fox’s office refused to allow the workers to enter.
Sounding bugles and donning appropriate Fox chasing gear, laundry workers and their supporters stepped up their hunt, scouting for Sam Fox at each of his 19 restaurant locations in Tucson, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, Mesa, and Denver. They also distributed information to patrons about labor rights violations that have occurred at Milum with Fox’s ongoing business support.
“This Fox is clearly a stealthy restaurateur,” noted Cristina Vazquez, UNITE HERE Western Region Vice President. “We just wish he would use his creativity towards choosing a high road linen supplier rather than evading responsibility. Do the hounds have to be literally at his heals before he responds to workers’ pleas for justice?”