The employees of Bruegger’s Bagels believe that it is irresponsible to our customers and to employees to require us, particularly immuno-compromised and vulnerable workers, to report to work as the spread of the coronavirus continues.
We as workers, especially immuno-compromised and vulnerable workers, are being forced to risk potential exposure to and spread of the Coronavirus while our CEO, Niren Chaudhary, can continue working remotely.
We are demanding that in response to the recommendations of health organizations and the spread of COVID-19, the coronavirus, our workers be given emergency paid leave until the threat of this virus is contained. We are calling on Peet’s Coffee and its parent company, JAB Holding Company, to support us by providing a minimum of 15 days emergency paid leave to those who request it.
Insomnia Cookies is currently ignoring warnings from the president, public health officials, governors and mayors regarding COVID 19 and is remaining open. It has been said by countless advisors, doctors, nurses, news outlets, etc that NON-ESSENTIAL businesses should shut down during this time for the health of their employees, their customers, and the entire population.