Skip to comments.Bakery protest turns violent after clash over cookies
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.
They must have psychotropic mould growing on the rye bread in that shop.
"As God as my witness...!"
>>Are you ANOTHER one who doesnt think Turkeys can fly?<<
As God is my witness... :)
Selected wrong pic...
Cookie Monster not happy.
Strikers should lose their jobs. period.
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?
Messing with an Italian businessman might draw unexpected consequences.
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.
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.
I should probably stay off this thread today. :)
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.
OH! The humanity!
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
The company has released security video of the employee in question taking breaks.
Not that it will matter.
No Soup for you.....
Reminds me of that TV show Dark Angel, which took place in Seattle.
This is AWESOME! There were customers there to counter the protestors.
Killer cookies. Chocolate chip overshoes?