The photo and electronics retailer, which has been in a dispute with its unionized workers, will close its Bushwick warehouse in August.
B&H Photo Video, whose Midtown shop has served the needs of gadget hounds for 20 years, will close its warehouse in Bushwick in August. Fifty-seven employees will lose their jobs, according to a filing with the state Department of Labor.
The announcement was expected. B&H said in January that it would close its Brooklyn storage facilities and relocate them to New Jersey, affecting 335 jobs. The decision came a little more than a year after B&H warehouse employees voted to join the United Steelworkers union.
Jacob Mittelman, vice president for operations, said B&H has put together a severance package for some employees who don't want to move to New Jersey, but the steelworkers union hasn't signed off.
That should come as little surprise because B&H and the union have been battling for a long time.