En Español Know Your Rights
Source: Make the Road New York
Subject: Workplace Justice
Type: Press Advisory

CATHOLIC PRIESTS AND CONGREGANTS TO JOIN HUNDREDS TO MARCH FOR JUSTICS FOR ABUSED IMMIGRANT SUPERMARKET WORKERS

Catholic Priests and their congregants to join hundreds to march for justice for abused immigrant supermarket workers.

Community pressure on Associated Supermarkets intensifies as clergy at all of the leading Catholic Churches in Bushwick plan to march in defense of workers who faced exploitation and sub-minimum wages for years.

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:

Clergy and congregants from St. Martin of Tours, St. Joseph and St. Brigid’s church will join members of the organization Make the Road by Walking, Latino workers, consumers, and congregants to march and rally through Bushwick’s commercial strip along Knickerbocker Avenue.

Marchers will chant and carry signs and banners.  The march will culminate in front of the Associated Supermarket at 229 Knickerbocker Avenue, where the labor abuses have occurred.  The march follows a yearlong community boycott of the store that is crippling business at the market.

Who:

Make the Road by Walking, a grassroots membership organization of low-income New Yorkers.    Clergy and congregants from St. Martin of Tours, St. Joseph and St. Brigid’s churches.

When and Where:

Sunday, July 29th

1pm – 301 Grove Street, between Myrtle and Knickerbocker Aves. – The march begins
2pm – 229 Knickerbocker Ave, in front of Associated Supermarket, – The march ends and a rally begins

Photo Opportunity / Interviews with affected workers available