Doc Burnstein’s plans protest march for Wednesday
May 30, 2010
Owner Greg Steinberger is organizing a “Take Back Our Village” march for Wed. June 2 at noon. Steinberger plans on leading the demonstration, walking from Doc Burnstein’s at 114 W. Branch Street, for the nearby Carpenter’s Union 1800 office on Poole Street.
“We just want some answers,” Steinberger said. “We’ve been trying to talk to them all this time and there’s been no response. They’ve refused to communicate their intentions.”
The original Carpenter’s Union protest stemmed from Steinberger’s decision to open up a second store in the newly-renovated Santa Maria Mall. Construction officials on that project apparently used some low-bid, non-union, workers–a decision Steinberger has insisted he had no say in.
The sad irony, said Steinberger, is that the mall renovation has fallen behind by at least a year and it is doubtful that Doc Burnstein’s will continue to be involved in Santa Maria.
“But the protesters keep showing up several times a week and I’m not sure exactly why,” he said.
Of course, people participating in the Wednesday march will be treated to free ice cream afterwards.