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Bakery protest turns violent after clash over cookies
mynorthwest.com ^ | April 7, 2012 | Brandi Kruse

Posted on 04/08/2012 9:50:45 AM PDT by matt1234

A labor protest at a historic Seattle bakery turned violent Saturday and police were called when demonstrators clashed with patrons outside. More than 80 protestors from the Seattle Solidarity Network, also known as SeaSol, picketed outside of Borracchini's Bakery in the Rainier Valley as part of a planned protest against the owner, Remo Borracchini.

Hundreds of customers arrived in advance of the protest and launched a counter demonstration. Supporters wore red, white and green ribbons in honor of the bakery's Italian roots.

Fights broke out among patrons and protestors after a customer offered cookies to one of the demonstrators, a bakery employee said. According to witnesses, a female member of SeaSol hit the plate of cookies out of his hands then slapped him during an argument, and the man pushed her to the ground.

A spokesperson for SeaSol said the woman was punched in the face, but KIRO-FM was not able to corroborate that statement. She received medical attention at the scene, but no arrests were made.

Seattle Solidarity launched a campaign against the bakery after a former employee claimed she was not allowed to take breaks during her nine years with the business. They have threatened to increase their involvement if the bakery does not pay her $7,901. The group has provided three letters they say are from former employees who describe a similar work environment.

Remo Borracchini and current employees have denied the group's accusations. A store manager showed KIRO-FM surveillance video of the employee taking breaks.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: borracchini; napl; unions; unionthugs; wa; washington
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1 posted on 04/08/2012 9:50:52 AM PDT by matt1234
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To: matt1234

Why am I reminded of WKRPs Thanksgiving promotion...?


2 posted on 04/08/2012 9:52:23 AM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: matt1234

It is RACIST to hold Eric Holder’s people to the same standards of behavior as normal human beings.


3 posted on 04/08/2012 9:53:47 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: matt1234

According to witnesses, a female member of SeaSol hit the plate of cookies out of his hands then slapped him during an argument, and the man pushed her to the ground.


It’s all fun and games until someone tosses their cookies.


4 posted on 04/08/2012 9:53:57 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: matt1234

I think we are entering a period of civil war, between civilization and those who wish to end civilization.


5 posted on 04/08/2012 9:54:25 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: matt1234

This is why I left Seattle for coastal Georgia last year. Soon there will be armed militias, night riders and conditions similar to the former Yugoslavia.


6 posted on 04/08/2012 9:56:33 AM PDT by Publius
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping?


7 posted on 04/08/2012 9:56:48 AM PDT by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: matt1234
Seattle Solidarity launched a campaign against the bakery after a former employee claimed she was not allowed to take breaks during her nine years with the business.

They are demonstrating because someone wasn't allowed to steal?

This is why the U.S. is essentially doomed. People now actually believe they have the right to steal from an employer.

8 posted on 04/08/2012 9:57:58 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Publius
This is why I left Seattle for coastal Georgia last year. Soon there will be armed militias, night riders and conditions similar to the former Yugoslavia.

Just another day of life in the blue states.

9 posted on 04/08/2012 9:58:21 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: freedumb2003

So what? Are you ANOTHER one who doesn’t think Turkeys can fly?


10 posted on 04/08/2012 9:59:12 AM PDT by getgo
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To: raybbr
...she was not allowed to take breaks...

Ooops! My bad. My mind on bakeries thought it said "breads".

Happy Easter to all!

11 posted on 04/08/2012 10:00:21 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“It is RACIST to hold Eric Holder’s people to the same standards of behavior as normal human beings.”

Prior to 1950 “no”.


12 posted on 04/08/2012 10:00:43 AM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: EGPWS

ROFLLMAO ... good one!


13 posted on 04/08/2012 10:01:35 AM PDT by j.argese (FR is a Newt-ist Colony, not a Romney Room, Paul Pavillion or Santorum Sanctum)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

The biggest problem with this whole civil war thing is that it will be between people who care little about much versus those who have a lot to lose. Equalization during or after civil war results in those having a lot to lose, losing much or all of it, and those who don’t, not gaining much at all, if at all, but hoping they would. So who wants to start the fight? That’s easy to answer.


14 posted on 04/08/2012 10:02:04 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: getgo

“As God is my witness!!”


15 posted on 04/08/2012 10:03:37 AM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: raybbr

You were right... taking breaks when you are supposed to be working IS stealing...


16 posted on 04/08/2012 10:04:10 AM PDT by zwerni (this isn't gonna be good for business)
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To: raybbr

Seattle Solidarity launched a campaign against the bakery after a former employee claimed she was not allowed to take breaks during her nine years with the business.

They are demonstrating because someone wasn’t allowed to steal?

This is why the U.S. is essentially doomed. People now actually believe they have the right to steal from an employer.

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How is taking a break stealing? Most jobs allow for it. Usually a 15 minute one in the morning and one again in the afternoon so the employee can use the bathroom, drink some coffee and just rest a minute. Most ever job I have ever held, esp the union ones had 15 minute breaks. The boss even asked you take them because it “renews” or “refreshes” the employee. Some bosses I worked for had the coffee machine full all day just for this.

Now if she was stealing cookies that is another story!


17 posted on 04/08/2012 10:05:10 AM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: matt1234
Seattle Solidarity launched a campaign against the bakery after a former employee claimed she was not allowed to take breaks during her nine years with the business.

If I found myself working in some $h1th0le environment, I wouldn't hang around for 9 years!

18 posted on 04/08/2012 10:09:00 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Morgana

See post #9...


19 posted on 04/08/2012 10:09:10 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: matt1234

How compassionate of SeaSol to violently step in to protect the rights of workers since there is no Human Rights Commission, Fair Labor Standards Act, Washington Industrial Safety and Health Administration (WISHA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), National Labor Relations Board, state work place regulations, unions (Washington is NOT a right to work state) or any federal state or local agencies, or labor lawyers or favorable legal forums for this poor employee to bring her grievances to. The liberals continue to shriek for more government regulation without mentioning or noticing that all of the past “cure-all” regulation they vociferiousy lobbied for is impotent!


20 posted on 04/08/2012 10:09:44 AM PDT by Spok (Who is Sam Zemurray?)
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To: matt1234
So she worked there for nine years without a break, and then decided that the most logical response was to arrange a mass protest of complete starngers to address the situation.

They must have psychotropic mould growing on the rye bread in that shop.

21 posted on 04/08/2012 10:10:44 AM PDT by B.Lyle
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To: Inspectorette; getgo

"As God as my witness...!"

22 posted on 04/08/2012 10:11:04 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: getgo

>>Are you ANOTHER one who doesn’t think Turkeys can fly?<<

As God is my witness... :)


23 posted on 04/08/2012 10:12:59 AM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: getgo; Inspectorette
Grrrr....

Selected wrong pic...


24 posted on 04/08/2012 10:13:16 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: matt1234

Cookie Monster not happy.

Strikers should lose their jobs. period.


25 posted on 04/08/2012 10:16:59 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: raybbr

This is why I left Seattle for coastal Georgia last year. Soon there will be armed militias, night riders and conditions similar to the former Yugoslavia.

Just another day of life in the blue states.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Okay and? Yes I have known for sometime that Seattle leaned to the left and was a little nutty but an employer not letting her have a break? When I worked at Krogers which is a union job they made me take them. Now I wonder why she let it go on for 9 years and did not call the labor department but some are either desperate or stupid. I don’t understand all this picketing over not getting a break when clearly this is a labor department matter but after all it is Seattle and what do you expect from lefties? When are they ever normal?


26 posted on 04/08/2012 10:19:42 AM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: matt1234

Messing with an Italian businessman might draw unexpected consequences.


27 posted on 04/08/2012 10:20:20 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: matt1234

They have video of the employee in question taking breaks but this doesn’t satisfy the crazy left... no. They will believe the employee no matter what, even after she recants the statement they will believe it was true.

Idiots like DUmmies are crazy.


28 posted on 04/08/2012 10:20:42 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
I think we are entering a period of civil war, between civilization and those who wish to end civilization.

The Commies can feel their grip on power slipping away as Obama's reelection prospects dim.

Reminds me of the Sandinistas as they were losing power.

Look for massive looting of everything that is not nailed down as January 20th approaches.

29 posted on 04/08/2012 10:21:00 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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30 posted on 04/08/2012 10:22:38 AM PDT by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: Morgana
Sorry, I posted a correction in post 11.

I should probably stay off this thread today. :)

31 posted on 04/08/2012 10:22:44 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Publius

Welcome to the state.

I’m in an ATL burb. Where are you exactly? SIL has a place on SSI that we don’t manage to use enough.


32 posted on 04/08/2012 10:23:46 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: getgo

OH! The humanity!


33 posted on 04/08/2012 10:25:48 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: EGPWS; Publius

I think Seattle/Oregon is exactly where the first People’s Liberation Army will launch assaults against towns where they drag people out of their homes for denunciations and executions in the name of “the people”. Merchants and clergy will be shot as a matter of course.

I thikn that kind of scenario fits these people to a T


34 posted on 04/08/2012 10:26:14 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Morgana

The company has released security video of the employee in question taking breaks.

Not that it will matter.


35 posted on 04/08/2012 10:28:20 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: matt1234

No Soup for you.....


36 posted on 04/08/2012 10:29:36 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: GeronL

Reminds me of that TV show Dark Angel, which took place in Seattle.


37 posted on 04/08/2012 10:30:13 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: matt1234

This is AWESOME! There were customers there to counter the protestors.


38 posted on 04/08/2012 10:30:34 AM PDT by REDWOOD99 ("Everyone should pay taxes. Everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: PAR35
"Messing with an Italian businessman might draw unexpected consequences."

Killer cookies. Chocolate chip overshoes?

39 posted on 04/08/2012 10:32:40 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Nothing in this article or a previous thread on this has indicated to me that the former employee was one of Holder's peeps. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
What I DID learn about the former employee is that she was fired due to her rudeness to patrons on repeated occasions and ONLY THEN decided to make her claim for remuneration for her supposed missed breaks.
40 posted on 04/08/2012 10:34:22 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: freedumb2003

LOL...the car in front of me nearly hit one, and it took off and flew straight up over the top of my car as I drove home from Easter at the in-laws!


41 posted on 04/08/2012 10:35:55 AM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: raybbr

Did the cookies hit the ground like...bags of wet cement?


42 posted on 04/08/2012 10:38:15 AM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: FreedomPoster

McIntosh County. A quiet fishing village on the coast.


43 posted on 04/08/2012 10:39:28 AM PDT by Publius
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To: Roccus; matt1234

A little background on this from Friday

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2869007/posts


44 posted on 04/08/2012 10:39:49 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: matt1234; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Fights broke out among patrons and protestors after a customer offered cookies to one of the demonstrators, a bakery employee said.

MORAL: Never treat Leftist thugs like human beings.


45 posted on 04/08/2012 10:41:40 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Roccus

SeaSol used to be known as ACORN, so it’s a valid assumption.


46 posted on 04/08/2012 10:42:13 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: matt1234

This whole thing put my labanza into a cannoli fit.


47 posted on 04/08/2012 10:43:49 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (I need acannoli real bad? ? ?? Who knew?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Understandable, but not necessarily valid.


48 posted on 04/08/2012 10:46:13 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: raybbr

How do they get up into the trees to roost at night? They sure can glide, let me tell ya!


49 posted on 04/08/2012 10:46:38 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Roccus

Either way, it’s the same old Alinskyites employing the same old Alinsky tactics.


50 posted on 04/08/2012 10:47:39 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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