“Justice delayed, is justice denied.” – William Gladstone
After being illegally fired last Wednesday for trying to form a union, 31 Bestway Supermarket employees from the Falls Church, Va. location were left with few options in light of the government shutdown.
With the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) closed due to shutdown, the workers are left without justice when employers violate labor laws.
Bestway workers are on an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) strike and they have decided to take yet another brave step. This morning at 11:00 a.m. alongside community, political, faith, and labor leaders, Bestway strikers will gather for a press conference on the steps of the NLRB. Strikers will discuss how the shutdown is delaying their justice and causing economic instability. They will be calling on the legislators to reopen the government.
WHAT: Workers and allies will rally outside the shuttered National Labor Relations Board to restore the rule of labor law
WHEN: 11:00 AM, Wednesday, October 16
WHERE: NLRB, 1099 14th St NW, Washington, DC
Photos of last week’s strikes are available on UFCW Local 400’s Flickr Page