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

More than 100 Latino immigrant workers will brave the snow and demand an end to sexual harassment and exploitation along Bushwick, Brooklyn's bustling retail strip.

***For Immediate Release:  December 18, 2008***

 

Workers will march to Minimax, a local retailer where the owner kissed, smelled, spanked, bit and sexually grabbed his workers;

Workers
will proceed to the Associated Supermarket at 229 Knickerbocker Avenue,
a store whose owners were recently arrested by the NY State Attorney
General for violating labor law and falsifying business records.
The AG has also filed a civil lawsuit seeking close to $1 million dollars in illegally withheld wages and damages.

What:Scores of workers and members of the organization Make the Road New
            York, representatives of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union
            and congregants from local churches will brave the snow and carry signs
            and lights as they march to defend immigrant worker rights.  

Who:Make the Road New York, a grassroots membership organization of
            low-income New Yorkers, and the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store
            Union.

When:   Friday, December 19th, at 6pm

Where:  The March will commence at 301 Grove Street, go along Knickerbocker
            Avenue to Minimax at 435 Knickerbocker Avenue and then continue to the
            Associated Supermarket at 229 Knickerbocker Avenue.