Community pressure on Associated Supermarkets intensifies as community residents rally to sustain a successful boycott that has lasted for over a year.
Some elderly immigrant employees worked up to thirteen hours per day for as little as $16! Workers' attorneys estimate that workers are owed over $2 million in illegally withheld wages!
What: Scores of members of the organization Make the Road New York, and congregants from local churches will chant and carry signs and banners. The rally will take place in front of the Associated Supermarket at 229 Knickerbocker Avenue, where labor abuses have occurred. The march follows a year-long community boycott of the store that is crippling business at the market.
Who: Make the Road New York, a grassroots membership organization of low-income New Yorkers.
When: Saturday, April 5th, at 4pm
Where: 229 Knickerbocker Ave, in front of Associated Supermarket (at Starr St.)
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.