***For Immediate Release***
October 12th, 2008 – Workers to hold press conference to celebrate the arrest last week of two exploitative supermarket executives for cheating their workers and falsifying business records.
The NY State Attorney General has also filed a civil lawsuit seeking close to $1 million dollars in illegally withheld wages and damages. More lawsuits against other unlawful supermarket owners are expected in the coming weeks.
The arrests and civil lawsuits followed years of community and labor pressure on the Associated to clean up its act and obey federal and NYS labor laws
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 announce the events of last week and will circulate thousands of copies of a bilingual community newspaper focused on working conditions along the retail strip in Bushwick along Knickerbocker Avenue.
Who: Make the Road New York, a grassroots membership organization of low-income New Yorkers, and the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union
When: Monday, October 13th, at 11:15am
Where: 229 Knickerbocker Ave, in front of Associated Supermarket (at Starr St.)