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

NYS DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TO ANNOUNCE CRACKDOWN ON SUPERMARKETS’ UNLAWFUL PRACTICE OF HAVING BAGGERS WORK FOR NO BASE WAGE, ONLY TIPS


PRESS ADVISORY FROM
MAKE THE ROAD NEW YORK

For Immediate Release:     June 1, 2009                 

CONTACT:
Andrew Friedman, Make the Road New York, 718.809.7158
Michelle Duffy, NYS Dept. of Labor, 518.527.7986

NYS
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TO ANNOUNCE CRACKDOWN ON SUPERMARKETS’ UNLAWFUL
PRACTICE OF HAVING BAGGERS WORK FOR NO BASE WAGE, ONLY TIPS

WORKERS FROM SIX SUPERMARKETS WILL RECEIVE OVER $300,000 IN UNPAID WAGES.


TWO OTHER SUPERMARKETS HAVE BEEN ISSUED ASSESSMENTS FOR CLOSE TO
$400,000. VIOLATING SUPERMARKETS FOUND IN BROOKLYN, QUEENS, MANHATTAN
AND THE BRONX.

WHAT:Workers,
organizers and attorneys from Make the Road New York will stand with
DOL Deputy Commissioner Terri Gerstein and the Retail, Wholesale and
Department Store Union (RWDSU) to announce a series of settlement
agreements for supermarket workers, and a commitment to promote
compliance with labor law throughout the City. Make the Road NY brought
a number of the supermarket cases to the Department of Labor, and has
been working to confront illegal treatment of supermarket workers for
many years.

WHO:     Make the Road New York, DOL Deputy Commissioner Terri Gerstein and the RWDSU

WHEN:   11:00am, Tuesday, June 2

WHERE:  952 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206 (J, M, Z to Myrtle or G to Myrtle/Willoughby)

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