Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Wage theft in the 'hood

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Young Workers United turned out on 22nd Street on Tuesday to let neighbors know that Panchita's #3 restaurant is a lousy place to work. (Yes, there are other Panchita's ... this is the one with pretensions to high class dining. I don't know anything about the labor practices of the excellent cheap Salvadoran pupusa place on 16th Street.)

Latina former employees explained they were paid only $200 a week and abused on the job. Young Workers United says this kind of "wage theft" is common in the Mission and I find that easy to believe. There are lots of folks desperate for any job.

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