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(en) US, Hartsdale, NY: picket David's Jade Palace Resturant

From Victor Chernov <wsany@hotmail.com>
Date Tue, 17 Jun 2003 19:53:40 +0200 (CEST)

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This campaign is being supported by the [anarchist] NY-NJ Workers Solidarity Alliance.
Please come out and support these resturant workers and their struggle.
NY -NJ W.S.A. wsany@hotmail.com www.workersolidarity.org
A group of Chinese workers are protesting against sweatshop conditions in
a Westchester County, New York resturant. The workers got fired after they
tried to join the 318 Restaurant Workers union, an independent self-managed
union that was started in New York City's Chinatown over twenty years ago.
The local town police have not been allowing the workers to picket on the
little island in front of the restaurant. The workers havebeen forced to stand
literally in the gutter of a main street, in the midst of speeding traffic!


Text of leaflet being distributed by resturant workers at David's Jade



Dear Customers:

We ask you to boycott David¹s Jade Palace Restaurant. In a time when

economy is weak and life for restaurant workers is tough, conditions at

David¹s Jade Palace Restaurant could not be worse. Our boss¹ greed knows

limit and crosses the boundaries of human decency and labor laws. Restaurant

owner, David Ng, is sadistic:

“ He forces us to work 12 hours a day, six days a week and pays us only

$350 a month.

“ Provides no break time except a 10-minute break to eat‹most of the

time, we ate standing up.

“ Cheats us of 7.65 percent of our tips claiming that it is for taxes

does not pay these monies to the Internal Revenue Service.

“ Takes great joy in punishing people, often boasting that in just two
years he has fired over 200 waiters and busboys. He also brags that he
knows the police and therefore can run his sweatshop however way he wants.

The working conditions inside the restaurant were so abusive that we had to
take action by filing a lawsuit and petitioning to join a union. In
retaliation, our sweatshop boss fired all the waiters who dared to speak
against the illegal and abusive conditions.

We demand to be reinstated under fair and legal working conditions and ask
you to help us by boycotting the restaurant.

Waiters of David¹s Jade Palace Restaurant

We ask for your support:

David¹s Jade Palace Restaurant
is located at:

156 S. Central Park Avenue
Hartsdale, NY 10530
Tel: (914) 288-8008

Please contact us about Picket times, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays!

For more information please contact the Justice Will Be Served Campaign at
(917) 880-9266 or NMASS (National Mobilization Against Sweatshops) at (718)

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