Shattuck Cinemas Workers Get Union

By Judith Scherr
Friday June 23, 2006

In a 22-0 vote last week, workers at the Landmark Theater-owned Shattuck Cinemas won their union. 

“It’s exactly what we were expecting, but it feels good,” said Harjit Gill, organizer with the Industrial Workers of the World. 

“Though the struggle may not be over, workers at the Shattuck are looking with high hopes towards the future, and with massive support from the citizens of Berkeley and a landslide victory now behind them, that future looks bright indeed,” the cinema workers said in a press release. 

Landmark affirmed that the company is ready to sit down at the table. 

“Since the union has won, then Landmark intends to bargain with them and work hard to reach an acceptable agreement,” said Melissa Raddatz, director of publicity for Landmark Theaters. 

Once the election is certified by the National Labor Relations Board, “bargaining will commence,” Raddatz added.