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

Community Residents to Protest Exploitative Supermarket that Owes its Workers Close to $2 million in Illegally Withheld Wages and Damages

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 4th, 2008

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.)

* Interviews with affected workers available *

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