Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wage Theft At El Patron Restaurant

Your action is needed to help worker Jorge Panuco recover his stolen wages. Mr. Panuco worked as a waiter at El Patron Restaurant in Southaven for more than a year. He never received any pay besides his customers' tips.

The restaurant owes him $16,150 in unpaid minimum wages and overtime. That's an enormous amount of wages to have stolen from just one worker! Wage theft in restaurants is all too common. Investigations by the U.S Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division of restaurants in eleven cities found that between 30 - 78 percent of restaurants in each city were breaking wage and hour laws.

The owner of the restaurant has not responded to WIN's attempts to negotiate. It's now time to alert El Patron's customers about wage theft at the restaurant. Please join us:

Picket at El Patron Restaurant
Friday, February 19th
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
920 Main St., Southaven, MS

We will be passing out leaflets to El Patron customers alerting them to wage theft at the restaurant. The last time we passed out leaflets at a restaurant about wage theft, the worker was paid on the spot! Even if you cannot stay the whole time, please stop by for a half hour to help.

Let us know if you can join us!

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