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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 02:54 PM

Tattersall workers want to unionize. Tattersall ownership wants to stop them.

The hands that make Tattersall's drinks and spirits are forging a new path for the future… in spite of ownership.
Star Tribune

Friday, June 26, 2020 by Sarah Brumble in Food & Drink

In the months since COVID came to town, tensions between Tattersall Distilling Company’s owners, Jon Kreidler and Dan Oskey, and staff have reached a boiling point.

This morning, a statement released by Kreidler and Oskey pulled back the curtain on a conflict roiling beneath the northeast Minneapolis cocktailer’s cool facade. “We were informed that some of the Tattersall front-of-house and bottling staff are seeking to form a union,” began the owners. The use of words like “transparency,” “flexibility,” and “expression” served as touchstones throughout their statement, which felt noteworthy... right up until they cudgeled that movement.

“We don’t believe a union is necessary, nor is it in the best interest of our employees or our company,” they wrote, before attributing Tattersall’s “core values” as being responsible for recent achievements, like the production of All Hands sanitizer throughout the pandemic, the sales of which funded 1,000,000 meals for Second Harvest Heartland.

Within an hour of transparently sharing their views with the community, Tattersall’s reps had disabled commenting on their latest Instagram posts.

Representatives from the collective of Tattersall Workers were quick to respond in kind with their own statement:

FULL story here: http://www.citypages.com/restaurants/tattersall-workers-want-to-unionize-tattersall-ownership-wants-to-stop-them/571503341

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