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Today in NYC: Revolt Against the Injustice of Low-Wage Capitalism

Posted 1 year ago on Dec. 3, 2013, 10:08 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: dirty bird, imperialism, wage theft

Want a side of wage theft with your favorite holiday dish? The restaurant Dirty Bird uses it in the special sauce.

Join us today to support a cadre of fast-food workers who are standing up for their rights -- and the rights of millions across the United States. Like so many others, twenty one workers at the New York City restaurant Dirty Bird worked for years and years under unsafe, exploitative, and dishonorable conditions under abusive management who stole thousands of dollars from their wages each year. Finally, they decided that together they would demand better treatment and to be paid what they were owed.

Instead of justice, they were all fired at the same time. Now the workers have filed a lawsuit against the owners of Dirty Bird demanding justice -- and they are asking for you to stand up with them.

When: Today (12/3/2013)

Where: Dirty Bird, 204 West 14th St. between 7th & 8th Aves

When: 5pm


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Today is the moment to stand in solidarity with workers, who are rising up against the injustice of low-wage slavery in staggering numbers. Thousands of people protested at Wal-Marts across the country last week on Black Friday. Workers at more than one hundred fast-food chain stores are currently planning a one-day strike. These workers are on the frontlines of the abuse and violence that capitalism has created, in which global corporations make billions of dollars even as their employees live on food stamps.

This system exploits not only the working poor in this country, but also U.S. imperialism and domination. All of the fired workers at Dirty Bird are immigrants who were forced to come to this country because the United States has imposed crushing economic injustice upon their own lands. Yet, once they arrived here, they were discriminated against because they were immigrants.

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The exploitation of one is an injustice against us all. We will no longer tolerate this disregard for our own humanity.

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