NYS DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TO ANNOUNCE CRACKDOWN ON SUPERMARKETS' UNLAWFUL PRACTICE OF HAVING BAGGERS WORK FOR NO BASE WAGE, ONLY TIPS
Contact: Andrew Friedman, Make the Road New York, 718.809.7158 Michelle Duffy, NYS Dept. of Labor, 518.527.7986
PRESS ADVISORY FROM MAKE THE ROAD NEW YORK
For Immediate Release: June 1, 2009
CONTACT: Andrew Friedman, Make the Road New York, 718.809.7158 Michelle Duffy, NYS Dept. of Labor, 518.527.7986
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TO ANNOUNCE CRACKDOWN ON SUPERMARKETS' UNLAWFUL
PRACTICE OF HAVING BAGGERS WORK FOR NO BASE WAGE, ONLY TIPS
WORKERS FROM SIX SUPERMARKETS WILL RECEIVE OVER $300,000 IN UNPAID WAGES.
TWO OTHER SUPERMARKETS HAVE BEEN ISSUED ASSESSMENTS FOR CLOSE TO
$400,000. VIOLATING SUPERMARKETS FOUND IN BROOKLYN, QUEENS, MANHATTAN
AND THE BRONX.
organizers and attorneys from Make the Road New York will stand with
DOL Deputy Commissioner Terri Gerstein and the Retail, Wholesale and
Department Store Union (RWDSU) to announce a series of settlement
agreements for supermarket workers, and a commitment to promote
compliance with labor law throughout the City. Make the Road NY brought
a number of the supermarket cases to the Department of Labor, and has
been working to confront illegal treatment of supermarket workers for
WHO: Make the Road New York, DOL Deputy Commissioner Terri Gerstein and the RWDSU
WHEN: 11:00am, Tuesday, June 2
WHERE: 952 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206 (J, M, Z to Myrtle or G to Myrtle/Willoughby)
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