99PKTS – House of (In)Justice Picket at Saigon Grill
Where: Saigon Grill, 620 Amsterdam Ave., New York
THIS FRIDAY 99 Pickets is supporting the picket line at Saigon Grill to let the owners know that we stand behind workers and their right to organize and be treated with dignity and respect. Join us and tell the owners of Saigon Grill to join the ranks of business owners who have committed to being sweatshop free!
For years, the owners of Saigon Grill, Simon and Michelle Nget, failed to pay minimum wage and overtime to many of the delivery workers. In 2008, the U.S. District Court issued a judgment of $4.6 million for the workers. In 2010, the workers reached an agreement with the owners, who then sold their two restaurants to pay for the settlement.
Unfortunately, the new owners have failed to fulfill their promises, and have retaliated against workers who tried to continue organizing at the restaurant.
- The National Labor Relations Board has filed a complaint against Saigon Grill for illegal firing.
- Even though they assumed the former boss’s debt of one million dollars when they bought Saigon Grill in 2010, to this day, they refuse to pay the debt to the former workers.
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