PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Burgerville Workers Union has ended a strike against the fast-food company after it agreed to continue negotiations on Sunday.
Wage negotiations have been ongoing and unsuccessful for the past 18 months. After meeting for 2 days, the union chose to walk out — beginning the BVWU’s longest and largest strike to date.
Once workers initiated the strike on Wednesday, union officials said in a statement they “will remain on strike until they’ve sufficiently demonstrated their strength to the company.”
But after the mass walkout of employees, Burgerville Corporate reached out to the union asking to meet once again.
Burgerville Corporate had previously said their last offer was also their “best” and “final” one. Now that they’ve agreed to continue wage negotiations, union workers agreed to return to work.
During the strike, all 41 Burgerville locations remained open.
“I sincerely want to thank our employees who kept all Burgerville restaurants open during this time,” said Burgerville CEO Jill Taylor in a statement.
The statement said negotiations are scheduled to resume in a few weeks.
“Our gratitude extends to our amazing customers who came in to support us, and to try their new favorite local milkshakes. Thank you. We are truly a community-built Northwest business. We support the rights of all our workers.”
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