Labor Rally at Ozzie’s with Music
The Park Slope coffee wars continue:
According to Suite 101, on Saturday members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) gathered in front of Ozzie’s coffee shop on Seventh Avenue in Park Slope, to rally in support of former barista Jeff Bauer. Bauer, a member of the I.W.W. Bauer claims that he was illegally terminated as a barista at Ozzie’s on June 29th for union activity.
The coffee shop denies knowledge that Bauer was a member of the IWW and says he was terminated for others reasons. On July 2nd, of 2010 Bauer filed a compliant with the National Labor Relations Board.
The Rude Mechanical Orchestra, a punk marching band, provided a raucous musical accompaniment to the rally. Participants were encouraged to join with noisemakers, drums, pots and pans.