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Why Chipotle got caught union-busting


Chipotle United — which represents workers from the Augusta, Maine Chipotle restaurant that was closed last year just before the store was supposed to vote on unionizing — announced a settlement with the company Monday morning.

According to the union, Chipotle Mexican Grill must pay ex-employees of the store $240,000 and under the settlement agreement must also post notices at 40 New England regional stores acknowledging that they broke union protection laws and committing to not union-bust moving forward. The former Augusta employees will also have the right to be placed on preferential hiring lists when applying to store-level jobs at the company moving forward.

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