Earlier this year, John, a former worker at local restaurant chain Blue Moon Burgers, spoke out about the discrimination he faced there. He went public with a screenshot showing texts between Blue Moon's owner and a manager calling some of Blue Moon’s employees — including John — a racial slur.
Not only did the owner fail to address the manager’s behavior, he actually contributed his own racist remark to the conversation by insinuating the photo of black employees was "what prison looks like."
Click here to read John's story, sign the petition, & tell Blue Moon's owner you can't support an establishment that discriminates against its workers!
"I started working at Blue Moon in September of 2014. It felt good to come straight from California and immediately start working in a diverse community doing what I have a passion for, which is cooking. I felt that this was a big step for me to start networking and getting to know more about the opportunities here in this great state of Washington.
After working a few months at Blue Moon, I started to get a feel of how their system worked and felt very comfortable with the people around me.
But in November, one of my former coworkers showed me the picture below — a text conversation between my manager and Blue Moon’s owner.
I was confused and hurt at the same time — I did not really know what to think in this situation and felt as if why is this even happening at all.
Later that month, I decided to bring the picture to the attention of the owner during a cleaning party. The manager and owner acted as if there was no issue with the picture and said sorry that I felt the way that I felt, but if I felt that way, then I could leave and not come back.
This brings us to the current situation. After I was fired from my job, I filed a discrimination complaint against Blue Moon, but almost three years later, I still haven’t seen justice.
I’m writing to you today because I need your help to seek justice. Can you sign this petition to tell Blue Moon’s owner you won’t support an establishment that would treat its employees in such a manner, and ask how he's going to make sure we see justice?"