I keep talking about the importance of a living wage, and it's time to put my money where my mouth is. Or where my email is.
Saigon Grill has been mistreating their delivery employees in a variety of ways, including but not limited to: denial of proper wages and time off, disregard for worker safety, and now locking them out for their attempt to organize. For the full story check here. (Although, for the record, I really dislike the flippant last sentence) Please support these workers in one of the following ways:
1) Don't patronize Saigon Grill until they meet the workers' demands (harder for those of us who keep kosher)
2) Send an email to the owners at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the following numbers (212 875-9072, 212 982-3691) to protest the treatment of their workers
3) Spread the word to friends/family
4) Make donations to support the delivery workers who are locked out (Make checks payable to Chinese Staff & Workers' Association, Attn: JWBS! Campaign, send to JWBS! Campaign, c/o CSWA P.O. Box 13041, New York, NY 10013-0995)
Please help to protest this injustice, it is especially important around Passover time to make sure that wage slavery and unfair employment practices are brought to an end.
While it is a bummer and I love the Saigon Grill's Summer Rolls, I will no long patronize said institution (either on the West Side, Downtown or if they ever re-open the one on the UES). It is a shame that workers have to slave to make a living in the best country in the world.