Oregonian Saturday August 14th....Restaurant firing Bring Union Action
A labor-union has accused Calendula,an all vegetarian restaurant owned by former Environmental Liberation Front spokesman Craig Rosebraugh of violating federal labor laws by firing four workers after they announced a strike.
The international workers of the world local 640, known as the wobblies, filed a charge with the national labor relations board last week,accusing the restaurant of firing three servers and a floor manager after they declared a strike july 28th.
Katharine Atkinson,the ex-floor manager, said the restaurant has cut wages and withheld promised medical insurance and gym benefits while expanding seating and demanding more of the staff.
She said the actions run contrary to Calendula's pledge in it's employee handbook of repsonsible business practices.
Rosebraugh did not return a call seeking comment.