A female hairdristist in New York City has said she will not be leaving her job soon, after an eight-month strike by the largest salon chain in the United States.
Balga Tafel hairdryers was one of the largest chains in the US to begin a walkout over the July 5 opening of its new retail location in Boston.
It is the second time the company has walked out in the last month.
In an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, a woman named Michelle said she decided to walk out because she was unhappy with the way she was treated at the store.
She said she was paid less than $15 an hour, and her co-workers weren’t paid on time, she said.
The workers said they were angry with management for not fixing their problems.
“We are so angry and upset that Balga is going to go out like this,” said Lisa Hildebrandt, a salon worker in New Hampshire.
“We don’t want this kind of treatment and treatment of this kind.”
In a statement, Balga said it had “taken the necessary steps to resolve the workers’ concerns,” but said it was “confident in its ability to continue as a thriving business for our customers.”
The company said it would continue to operate its new store and its website.
Balga, which has stores in Boston and Washington, DC, said it has more than 5,000 employees.
The company is seeking a settlement, according to a statement.
The workers are expected to file a lawsuit later this week, Balgas said.