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Know Your Rights
Source: Make the Road New York
Subject: Workplace Justice
Type: Event

March to Defend Workers’ Rights

The march will begin at 9:30 am and proceed through the industrial areas of Bushwick, Williamsburg and Ridgewood:

9:30 am@ Sunrise Plus/E-Z Supply, 48-01 Metropolitan Ave. in Ridgewood, Queens.

11:30 am@ Morgan stop of the L train (Morgan and Harrison)

1:00 am@ the Associated Supermarket on Knickerbocker Ave.

In an attempt to rise out of sweatshop conditions, workers in the Brooklyn wholesale food distribution industry have engaged in strikes, protests, and filed lawsuits alleging minimum wage and overtime violations. Over 30 workers from three warehouses were fired or laid off in the past few months in retaliation for their union activities.

At Associated Supermarket, owners have committed egregious wage violations against their workers, including failure to pay minimum wage and overtime, and paying only tips to some employees.

For more information, contact Nieves Padilla at 718-418-7690, ext. 208.