- 4:38 pm - Sun, Oct 30, 2011
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Tagged: foodbiz_nyc food business restaurants nyc chinese unions
Photo reblogged from classifiedhumanity:
July 26th, 1902
The more things change, the more they remain the same. This article could very well be a news item in today’s paper. And to no one’s surprise, it actually is. This article from Crain’s NY Business touches on the same story.
The National Mobilization Against Sweatshops has been running a campaign for ten (yes, ten!) years called Justice Will be Served! (JWBS!). According to their site -
Chinatown restaurant workers were first instrumental in exposing the existence of sweatshop conditions in the U.S.
JWBS! has had some success with negotiating terms with the owners of the Zen Palate and the Golden Bridge restaurants.
But the problem still exists. Capital New York looks behind the “bulletproof glass" and reports on the staff at Chinese takeout restaurants in Mott Haven.
So, campaigns like JWBS! will be here for some time….