VICTORY: Guitar Center Workers Win Right to Unionize

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When Bain Capital took over the Guitar Center stores in 2005, they cut insurance benefits, increased mandatory sales targets, slashed wages, and made it harder for employees to earn commissions. That’s why Guitar Center workers created a MoveOn Petition asking company executives to recognize their right to unionize and negotiate for a fair contract. After the petition gathered more than 5,000 signatures, employees at the flagship store in Manhattan won the right to form a union and make their voices heard in the fight for fair treatment and pay.

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