Guitar Center workers, who say their hourly wage and commission structure has been slashed since investment firm Bain Capital took over he company several years ago have take the first steps to organize a union. An online petition of support has been launched and artists and industry figures Tom Morello, Steve Earle, Ted Leo and Sergio Vega have already signed on.
Petition StatementWe work at Guitar Center stores throughout New York City, and we love music and our jobs. But since Bain Capital bought the company, our commissions have been cut, and many of us barely make more than minimum wage or receive paid sick days or vacations. That's why we've united for better conditions, and we need your help.