The Department’s February 2016 suit outlined 15 violations, from discriminatory hiring practices to racially segregated bathrooms, at B&H Photo’s warehouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
B&H Photo Workers Protest Outside New York Mayor’s Mansion
The demonstrators claim that Bill de Blasio’s administration is complicit in the electronics retailer’s effort to move over 300 jobs out of the city.
Protesters Call for Boycott of B&H Photo After Company Ignores Workers’ Demands
After B&H Photo refused to reconsider its decision to move operations at two Brooklyn warehouses to New Jersey, protesters are demanding a boycott of the company.
On May Day, Over 200 B&H Photo Workers Launch Strike
More than 200 warehouse employees have gone on strike, accusing the electronics company of union busting, while dozens of people demonstrated outside the Manhattan B&H store this morning.
B&H Photo’s Move to New Jersey May Violate Labor Laws
United Steelworkers has accused the retailer B&H Photo of violating federal labor laws with its plan to relocate part of its operations to central New Jersey.
Jewish Leaders and Activists Pledge Support of B&H Photo Workers Fighting to Unionize
Two hundred-and-twenty-five Jewish leaders from congregations, universities, and cultural institutions across the nation are calling for B&H Photo Video to end management practices that allegedly violate some of their workers’ rights.
Department of Labor Sues B&H Photo Over Discriminatory Practices [UPDATED]
The US Department of Labor is suing B&H Photo Video for violating federal requirements to provide equal opportunity to and fair treatment of workers at one of its warehouses in Brooklyn.
Workers at B&H Photo’s Manhattan Warehouse Vote to Unionize
This morning, workers in the basement warehouse of B&H Photo Video’s flagship store in Manhattan voted 46–14 to unionize, hoping to give themselves a voice in a work environment that many have described as hazardous and abusive.
Federal Agency Finds Labor Violations at B&H Photo, Fines Company $32,000
Health and safety conditions at B&H Photo Video’s two warehouses in Brooklyn do not meet federal labor standards, investigators with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) have determined, confirming a number of worker allegations against the national electronics retailer.
B&H Photo’s Warehouse Workers in Manhattan Join Campaign to End Discriminatory Practices
Discriminatory labor practices, safety risks, verbal abuse, and personal humiliation — these allegations are among the many that workers at B&H Photo Video’s Midtown Manhattan store are making against the nation’s largest non-chain photo and video retailer.
In Landslide Vote, B&H Photo Workers Decide to Unionize
Warehouse workers for B&H Photo Video voted for union representation with the United Steelworkers in a landslide victory, with 200 electing to unionize and 88 dissenting — amounting to a voter turnout of about 80%.
On Eve of Union Vote, Hundreds of Arts Professionals Sign Open Letter Supporting B&H Photo Workers
B&H Photo Video workers are continuing to push for unionization and improved work conditions in the national electronics retailer’s two Brooklyn warehouses, and although the company has intensified its attempts to quell these efforts, the campaign is gaining vast public support.