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Lander, DiNapoli using pension power to push for workers' rights

Chipotle shareholders to consider comptrollers’ ‘noninterference policy’

Posted 5/26/23

Only one group of workers at the fast casual restaurant chain Chipotle have voted to unionize. The company, though, has drawn scrutiny from federal regulators for closing a separate unionizing location in Maine and from the city’s Department of Consumer and Worker Protection for breaching the local Fair Workweek Law. 

And with a yearly shareholder meeting on the horizon, Chipotle is now facing demands from some of its shareholders, namely the nearly 800,000 current and retired New York City civil servants, whose five pension funds hold 48,504 shares in the company, who want the company to stop interfering with Chipotle workers looking to unionize. 

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