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Know Your Rights
Source: Associated Press
Subject: Workplace Justice
Type: Media Coverage

NYC Market Workers Bag $1.1M

About 50 grocery baggers in two New York City supermarkets will split $1.1 million as part of a settlement** with the stores’ owners who failed to pay the workers a proper wage.

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says workers at the pair of Brooklyn markets weren’t paid an hourly wage for their labor. They worked solely for tips. Cuomo says other employees were cheated out of overtime pay.

The settlements were negotiated by the attorney general’s office following complaints from community organizers.

The owners of one market also pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor.

**Make the Road New York originally brought the complaint to the New York State Attorney General and has advocated on behalf of the aggrieved workers.