Saigon Grill: House of (In)Justice
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.
They have also engaged in age discrimination, firing older waiters and others that protested against this practice.
More info about the event is here.
Workers have an ongoing picket & boycott, and are out in front of the restaurant Weds through Sun. Due to employer intimidation and retaliation, many current workers at the restaurant are scared to even talk to folks who are organizing, so community support is extremely important.
Hope to see you on Friday!
- 11/25 On #BlackFriday, Join Walmart Workers Fasting for $15/hour
- 9/06 Solidarity Call-in to Liberato
- 7/27 “Rude Mechanicals’ Protests Protested”
- 7/27 Group supporting Bangladesh factory workers protests outside Children’s Place Secaucus headquarters
- 5/28 EMERGENCY ACTION: Call Liberato’s Owner and Defend Worker Organizing
- February 2017
- January 2017
- November 2016
- October 2016
- September 2016
- May 2016
- April 2016
- December 2015
- November 2015
- October 2015
- September 2015
- June 2015
- May 2015
- April 2015
- March 2015
- January 2015
- October 2014
- September 2014
- August 2014
- July 2014
- June 2014
- May 2014
- April 2014
- March 2014