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Nitehawk Cinema staff move to unionize

Organizing wave at the city’s dine-in theaters

Posted 2/16/24

Workers at Nitehawk Cinema in Park Slope are looking to unionize with the United Auto Workers, the latest group of workers at a city dine-in cinema organizing since the crowds drawn by the simultaneous premieres of “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” last summer overwhelmed theaters. 

A group of about 20 workers on Tuesday delivered a demand letter to one of Nitehawk's co-owners outlining workers' intent to unionize, their reasons for doing so and a request for voluntary recognition. Later in the day, management told staff through a lawyer that they wouldn’t voluntarily recognize the union, workers told The Chief on Wednesday, and the employees have since turned in their union authorization cards to the NLRB. 

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