Action @ La Shish Cafe/ Manifestación @ La Shish Cafe

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Workers Interfaith Network (Memphis, TN) says
La Shish Cafe owes three workers $19,450.00 for work done in the remodeling of the restaurant. / La Shish Cafe les debe a tres trabajadores $19,450.00 para la remodelación del interior del restaurante.

Workers need your support! In the tradition of nonviolence promoted by Martin Luther King Jr, WIN is standing with three worker center members as we request payment of at least $19,450.00 in unpaid wages. Honor the struggle that MLK Jr. gave his life for 47 years ago and walk hand in hand with three workers demanding wages that are over 8 months overdue.

Over the course of last year, three workers devoted months of their time to remodel the interior of La Shish Café for the owner William Summers. One worker ardently finished the inside of the restaurant to realize a beautifully crafted dining room, without knowing that the $17,000.00 worth of labor would go unrewarded. The workers have waited patiently through this hardship, and have humbly asked for assistance from the worker center.

We have requested meetings through phone calls, letters and direct negotiations. We have a payment plan from the owner whose deadlines have not been honored. The next deadline to begin payment of the workers is Friday, April 3rd at 12:00 PM.

We are meeting at La Shish Café (4205 Hacks Cross Rd. Memphis, TN 38125) on Saturday, April 4th at 11:30 AM. If we receive payment from the owner before Saturday, we will notify everyone. We will peacefully ask for the payment of the wages owed, and gather to highlight this unacceptable theft in our community. As the late Dr. King Jr, wrote from a jail in Birmingham over 50 years ago; “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” We ask that you carry these words with you and stand for those in a time of need.
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By: Workers Interfaith Network (Memphis, TN)

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