Augie’s Coffee employees are without jobs

Augie’s Union and supporters gather at Augie’s Coffee in Riverside to sign petitions and tell their stories. Valley News/Gabe Perez photo
Former employees of Augie’s Coffee, which closed their shop at Vail Headquarters in Temecula recently, and their supporters protested in front of Augie’s Coffee in Redlands after being fired from their jobs – demanding answers. Earlier in July, Augie’s Coffee announced they would be closing all of their stores and laying off their entire staff due to the coronavirus pandemic. “The closing of stores is indefinite as we need time to reevaluate how Augie’s can operate safely in the future,” owner Austin Amento said in a public statement. “The stress and fatigue that each one of you feel in your lives, we feel as well.” Amento expressed sadness and regret on social media, stating that his decision to bring operations at Augie’s to a halt was made due to several sta
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