Paul Saber’s Panera Indicted on Further Federal Charges
Bread of Life, Paul Saber’s franchise of Panera, must answer further indictments before the National Labor Relations Board on March 5, 2013. Once again, the new indictments swirl around the West Main cafe in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where bakers claim the store manager, Phil Decker, recorded conversations and reported back to supervisors in California.
Bread of Life issued a written warning to West Main’s lead baker, also a union steward, after the baker sent e-mails to supervisors about the abusive conduct of Phil Decker. Further, Bread of Life then “relied upon the discipline described . . . [above] in conducting and issuing a Baker Performance Review” of the steward. Upon investigation the Labor Board ordered Paul Saber’s company to rescind all disciplinary action against this baker and to purge the baker’s file.
Bread of Life, of course, denies everything. Barnes & Thornburg no doubt celebrated as they prepared for yet another court date.
A well-heeled Panera baker.