SAINT PAUL, MN – Minneapolis-based Surly Brewing has announced plans to close its beer hall. Rep. Sydney Jordan (DFL – Minneapolis), Rep. Mohamud Noor (DFL-Minneapolis) and Sen. Kari Dziedzic (DFL – Minneapolis) released this statement:
"By making the decision to close their beer hall after employees chose to organize and form a union, Surly Brewing is engaging in union busting, plain and simple. This is an illegal retaliation against workers from a company that has received millions of dollars in subsidies from Minneapolis and Minnesota taxpayers. We urge Surly Brewing management to respect their workers and voluntarily recognize their union or move to a traditional NLRB election process."