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

NEIGHBORHOOD SHOPPERS AND CHURCHGOERS WILL PROTEST IN FRONT OF A BUSHWICK SUPERMARKET

For Immediate Release


In escalation of community uproar over supermarkets’ failure to comply with labor law, scores of retail workers, neighborhood shoppers and community churchgoers will a protest in front of a Bushwick supermarket that owes their workers over a million dollars in illegally withheld back wages and overtime pay, and will announce the filing of labor complaints with the Attorney General’s office against multiple supermarkets with the same owners.   Workers received no pay at all for their work, just tips. Community members will also decry rancid sanitation conditions and violations at the store. The Despierta (Wake up!) Bushwick Campaign has already pressured multiple employers to pay over $600,000 in back wages to immigrant workers.The campaign was launched by the Workers in Action Project at Make the Road by Walking.


What:


Latino workers, consumers, congregants, and community based organizations will unite to decry illegal sweatshop working conditions and will call for living wages and improved working conditions for Associated Supermarket workers.The Despierta Bushwick Campaign is an innovative campaign to demand decent working conditions for Bushwick’s retail workers. 


Who:


Make the Road by Walking, scores of Bushwick consumers


When and Where:


Tuesday, September 12th, 7:30 pm at 229 Knickerbocker Avenue, in front of Associated Supermarket, at Starr Street.