Service & Solidarity Spotlight: Restaurant Workers in Kentucky Join UFCW Local 227

UFCW members in Kentucky

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Workers at two restaurants in Louisville, Kentucky, recently joined United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 227. More than 20 workers at Feast BBQ and more than 15 workers at Royals Hot Chicken are employed as front and back of house service crew, dishwashers, cooks and shift leaders. The workers are concerned about insufficient wages and scheduling, and poor treatment by management.

“We are excited to welcome workers from Feast BBQ and Royals Hot Chicken to the labor movement,” said Local 227 President Bob Blair. “Despite stall tactics from their employer, these workers stood together and won their union. Together, we will negotiate a great union contract that will help to raise restaurant industry standards for workers in our city.”