Workers at the Franklin Street Bakery in Minneapolis have struggled for years with poverty wages, unaffordable health insurance, lack of time off to care for family members, little opportunity for advancement and raises, favoritism, and unfairly applied work policies. When the bakers decided to exercise their legal right to form a union and improve their conditions, management launched an aggressive anti-union, anti-worker campaign against the workers.
The owner of Franklin Street Bakery, Wayne Kostroski, is also the founder and Executive Director of the Taste of the NFL which is a charity that he began in the early 90’s that pairs celebrity chefs with current and former NFL players to raise money for hunger. Each of these celebrity chefs own a restaurant in one of the 32 NFL cities.
Meanwhile, many of the Franklin Street workers are forced to utilize resources from a local food pantry located a few blocks away from the bakery.
If you are in the Minneapolis area, please join Franklin Street Bakery Workers and supporters for a “Taste of Justice”. The special February 4th event will help lend support to the workers while raising money for the Waite House Food Shelf. View details, donate online and RSVP here.
Check out the Taste of Justice event page on Facebook!