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Source: Make the Road New York
Subject: Workplace Justice
Type: Press Advisory

Fifty Latino Workers and Supporters to Confront Construction Company Which Owes Tens of Thousands of Dollars in Illegally Withheld Wages



PRESS ADVISORY from Make the Road New York

For Immediate Release:
May 20, 2009

CONTACT: 

Julissa
Bisono
, 917-474-5591 (cell)  or office (718)   565-8500 x 427 English and Spanish
Irene Tung, 718-755-6750 (cell)

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Fifty Latino Workers and Supporters
to Confront Construction Company Which Owes Tens of Thousands of Dollars
 in Illegally
Withheld Wages


WHAT:
      A protest on behalf of a large group of workers, who
have suffered gross violations of unpaid wages and overtime pay. For
years, York Restoration, a construction company based in Queens, has
refused to pay its employees entire weeks of wages owed for
construction work.  Most recently, in 2008 and 2009, Make the Road
members Carlos and Luis worked remodeling luxury apartments in
Manhattan for York Restoration.  For several months last year, they
were not paid any wages at all.  Like many employees before them, they
were promised each week that they would be paid the next week, and they
continued to work, but for two months, they received no wages. Both
employees eventually quit.  In addition, during the years that Carlos
and Luis worked for York Restoration, they were regularly required to
work up to 58 hours a week but were never paid overtime wages as
mandated by law. These employees, along with many others, are now owed
tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid wages.  Numerous claims have
been filed against York Restoration with the New York State Department
of Labor for unpaid wages and violations of overtime law.

 

WHEN:     

Friday, May 22, 2009 at 11:30 AM

WHERE:    York Restoration Corporate Offices                      
                47-51 33rd Street, Long Island City, Queens                       
                (Take the 7 train to 33rd – Rawson Street.)   

WHO:        Employees of York Restoration Company   
                Make the Road New York, Community Organization

Photo Opportunity: Workers and Supporters Carrying
Signs and Banners

Interviews available with workers in English and
Spanish

 

                                          
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