Bloomberg Law
Nov. 3, 2022, 10:58 PM

Chipotle Shut Down Restaurant to Defeat Union, NLRB Alleges (2)

Josh Eidelson
Josh Eidelson
Bloomberg News

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. illegally shut down a Maine restaurant because workers there tried to unionize, according to US labor officials who are seeking to force the company to reopen the location and collectively bargain with the workers.

A complaint, filed Thursday by a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board on behalf of the agency’s general counsel, also seeks to make the company reinstate and compensate employees who lost their jobs when the store was shuttered, agency spokesperson Kayla Blado said in an email.

Chipotle shut down the site in July, a few weeks after workers had petitioned ...