Passersby in San Francisco's trendy Noe Valley stopped to read the signs on this papered over storefront. One read:
Nutraceutical claimed it planned to remodel the store, but fired employees insisted they had disturbed the company by winning near 100 percent solidarity behind unionization.
Workers went to court to enforce their rights. In November 2005, Judge James Kennedy ruled that:
But nearly a year later, there is no sign the store will ever open and, accordingly to postings on the windows, Nutraceutical has appealed to the full, Republican-dominated, National Labor Relations Board. Former workers still have gotten nothing.