Chipotle to pay $240,000 to workers fired for unionizing

Chipotle Mexican Grill, famous for its chicken burrito bowl and its diarrhea-spattered bathrooms, is to pay $240,000 to workers it fired after they unionized.

Chipotle announced it was permanently closing its Augusta, Maine, location last year after workers filed a National Labor Relations Board petition for a union election. The NLRB later said the closure was illegal.

The Maine location was the first in the chain to file a union petition. The settlement, released by union officials on Monday, states that two dozen employees will receive payments from Chipotle and they will be placed on a preferential hiring list for other Maine locations.

The company must also post a notice in dozens of stores in New England that it won't close stores or discriminate against employees due to union support, the settlement states.

Nothing compared to the $25m it had to pay for serving tainted food.