Former Employees Of Citizen's Co-op Protest For The Second Day In A Row
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- For the second day in a row former employees of the community-owned market "Citizen's Co-op" in Gainesville took to the streets to voice their frustrations with management.
According to the protestors five employees of the grocery store were fired on Monday after expressing their concerns over some of the recent hiring decisions made by the store's new manager.
In addition to better representation and union rights, workers were also asking for more financial transparency -- a move they say the store's board of directors dismissed.
TV20 spoke to the store's manager off camera, who says the recent employee firings have nothing to do with their attempt to unionize.
The manager says the workers were only fired after taking customer email adresses out of the store's membership database, something that violates company policy. The former workers say they plan to keep protesting in front of the store until they get their jobs back.
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