Restaurant Opportunities Center scores big win for service industry workers – 07/07/08
Lede: A unique worker’s center in The Big Apple scores a big win for workers cheated out of their wages and tips. Doug Cunningham has the story.
By Doug Cunningham
The Restaurant Opportunities Center recently won a $3.9 million judgment for 250 restaurant workers against the Fireman Hospitality Group in New York City. Sekou Siby is co-director of the Restaurant Opportunities Center.
[Siby]: “Stalling tips, wages not paid properly, minimum wage violation, all the time wage violation and sexual harassment cases. And we felt like this was something that was big and needed to be fixed.”