Latino workers to announce the filing of a federal lawsuit
and to protest exploitative restaurant that owes its workers more than half a
million dollars in illegally withheld wages!
The lawsuit against Adriatic Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria
alleges widespread labor law violations, including paying workers as little as
$1.25 per hour with no overtime pay, or $120 for an 80 hour work week.
What: Scores of
members of the organization Make the Road New York will chant and
carry signs and banners. The rally
will take place in front of the restaurant where labor abuses have occurred. Marchers will encourage
community members to refrain from patronizing restaurants that violate labor law.
Who: 4 long-time former Adriatic workers and Make
the Road New York, a grassroots
membership organization of low-income New Yorkers.
When: Friday, June
13th, at 7:30pm
First Avenue, New York, New York 10003. (btwn 18th and 19th Streets)
***Photo Opportunity / Interviews with Affected Workers Available***
"Today, with 12,600 dues-paying members, MRNY is a unique amalgam of worker center, legal clinic, citizenship school, mutual aid society, policy shop, protest factory and church. Its four offices in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Long Island are an egalitarian oasis for members, who gather there for conversation and classes..."