Sweatshop Free UWS – Picket at Saigon Grill
Where: Saigon Grill, 620 Amsterdam Ave., New York
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.
There is currently a boycott of the restaurant. The workers are being supported by several local organizations and members of the community.
There is picketing at Saigon Grill Wednesday-Sunday, 12:30-2pm and 6:30-8:30pm. Supporters are particularly urged to come to the picket line on Friday evenings, but participation at any time is appreciated.
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