Labor picketers return to Doc Burnstein’s
March 3, 2010
“It’s hard to believe that the banner is back out again today,” said store owner Greg Steinberger, referring to the large banner that has been on display in the Village since late October.
Hundreds of people lined up last Friday afternoon for free ice cream, courtesy of the AFL-CIO and other trade unions, trying to make up for the actions of the rogue Carpenters Union. Their protest stems from a dispute involving alleged labor practices at the Santa Maria Mall where a second Doc Burnstein’s is scheduled to open. Steinberger continues to insist that he merely is renting space in the mall and has no say in hiring practices.
“I agree with Congressman Kevin McCarthy, who told me it will take national attention for these guys to wake up and see how detrimental their actions are,” Steinberger said.