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***
Since the November NYC elections, MRNY members have been hard at work setting the agenda for our next mayor, City Council and citywide elected officials.
We kicked off "Talking Transition" with a low-wage worker forum and our attorneys have been staffing a Single Stop clinic around the clock at the Transition tent.
Recently, our youth joined the Transitions conversation to bring education and police reform issues into the spotlight for the new elected officials. 17-year-old youth leader Cheyanne Smith was also profiled in the New York Times for her leadership to make NYC schools more respectful, safe, and dignified places for learning.