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

Hundreds of Latino Workers, Churches and Community Organizations March for Decent, Living Wages

Hundreds
of Latino workers, churches, community organizations to march along the busy
retail corridor of Bushwick, Brooklyn to call for decent, living wages

 

Workers, with the support of a
coalition of community organizations, churches and unions, have won over $800,000
in illegally withheld wages from retail employers in Bushwick

March to culminate at an Associated
Supermarket
that owes workers close to 2 million dollars in unpaid wages
and overtime!

Workers will speak publicly
about rampant minimum wage violations and deplorable working conditions.Workers will describe
working for years for less than $3.50/hour without sick days or even the right
to use the bathroom.

What:  Latino workers, consumers, congregants, religious
leaders and community based organizations will unite to march for workers
rights. 

Who:Workers and members from the Bushwick-based community organization, Make the Road New York,
hundreds of consumers who have signed a pledge to use their buying power to
support stores that respect their workers, and the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union

When:   Saturday,
December 15th 2:00 p.m.


Where:  March will begin in front of Make the Road New York,
301 Grove Street,  between Myrtle and Knickerbocker Ave.s and proceed along Knickerbocker
Avenue to the Associated Supermarket at 229 Knickerbocker Ave. at Starr St.

M train to
Knickerbocker, L train to Myrtle/Wyckoff 

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY – Interviews with affected workers
available upon request


Workers with problems should contact Nieves Padilla at (718)418-7690 x208