Last May, workers at Hot & Crusty Restaurant on 63rd St. voted to form an independent Union. Yesterday workers and community supporters came together to fight back against the union busting owners who are closing the restaurant instead of negotiating with workers.
The fight will continue, starting with a picket line TODAY, Sept. 3 at 12pm at 63rd St & 2nd Ave., followed by a march to the owners house.
“The message I want to send is that we have to change how the immigrants are being treated in this country,” says Mahoma Lopez, one of the workers who led the union campaign. “Companies don’t respect [our] legal rights because we don’t have documentation. We are workers, and we have rights, and we don’t have to feel scared.”