Portillo's hotdogs in Chicago is generally beloved, which is what makes the following news so depressing.
Yesterday, LaborLab uncovered that in 2019 Portillo's hired LRI Consulting, a union-busting firm based in Oklahoma.
According to the law, union-busters must report their anti-union activities to the Department of Labor within 30 days of starting their work. Portillo's union-busters waited over two years to file.
This wasn't a one-time clerical error. LRI Consulting has a long history of filing late -- very late. That's because LRI knows that if they ignore the law and refuse to notify the public of their activities, their union-busting might go unnoticed. And they're right...Portillo's union-busting did go unnoticed...
It's time to hold groups like LRI accountable. Donate to LaborLab to help give us the ability to file a formal complaint with the Department of Labor against LRI.
Published on July 7, 2022