Succesful Rally in Defense of Immigrant Workers’ Rights | Exitosa manifestación en defensa de derechos de trabajadorxs inmigrantes
Update: We have received word that there is big news in the Hot and Crusty worlers’ fight. A press conference scheduled for this Friday, November 2, had to be rescheduled as a result of Hurricane Sandy. We will post more details about as soon as the workers make their public expression.
Actualización: Hemos escuchado que hay grandes noticias en la lucha de lxs trabajadorxs de Hot and Crusty. Una conferencia de prensa pautada para este viernes, 2 de noviembre, tuvo que ser pospuesta como resultado del Huracán Sandy. Publicaremos más detalles tan pronto como lxs trabajadorxs hagan sus expresiones públicas.
From The Intrnationalist.
“Hot and Crusty Workers’ Fight Is Every New York Worker’s Fight!”
NYC Unions Back Hot and Crusty Workers at Labor/Immigrant Rights Solidarity Rally
NEW YORK, October 19 – On Thursday, October 18, one hundred union, immigrant rights, student and community activists came out to the “Labor/Immigrant Rights Rally in Solidarity with the Hot and Crusty Workers.” Midtown Manhattan’s rush hour was the backdrop to a boisterous outpouring of support to the immigrant restaurant workers who have been on the picket line for 50 days after the old owner closed the 63rd Street restaurant on August 31st in reprisal for the workers organizing their union, the Hot and Crusty Workers Association. (See our article“‘Hot and Crusty’ Workers Show the Way” for background.) In line with an agreement signed with a prospective new owner early last month, the workers are fighting to win their jobs back with union recognition and a union hiring hall, crucial to their job security.