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Report: Central Park’s Boathouse Making Concessions To Striking Workers

(credit: The Central Park Boathouse)

(credit: The Central Park Boathouse)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The owner of the Boathouse Restaurant in New York City’s Central Park has made several concessions to his employees in the hope of ending a monthlong strike.

The New York Times reports that restaurant owner Dean Poll agreed to recognize and negotiate with a union. He also agreed to rehire more than a dozen fired workers.

Union head Peter Ward said Tuesday that the New York Hotel Trades Council would not end its walkout without a full union contract.

Poll agreed to make concessions under pressure from the National Labor Relations Board. The board said it was ready to file a complaint accusing the Boathouse of illegally threatening workers. The board said it also would accuse the Boathouse of illegally firing workers for backing the union.

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