SEIU: 8 Activists Arrested During Sit-In at Downtown Minneapolis Chipotle Store
Hundreds Staged Sit-In at Minneapolis Chipotle Store, Call on Company to Treat Workers with "Integrity", Urge Company to Pay Back Wages, Stand Up Publicly for Immigration Reform
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEIU.org - [Thursday], in protest of Chipotle's mistreatment of immigrant workers, 8 protesters were arrested in an act of civil disobedience at a Chipotle store in downtown Minneapolis. The protesters were joined by fired Chipotle workers and their allies who staged a sit-in urging Chipotle to treat their workers with the same "integrity" as they treat thei ingredients in their food. The action in Minneapolis - which was supported by solidarity events at stores in CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, IL, NY and VA - comes in the wake of Chipotle abruptly firing nearly 700 Latino immigrant workers in Minnesota, without notice and in some cases without paying back wages.