So I’ve seen labor violation settlements like this $4 million one before, but I’ve never seen the associated press release come from both the restaurant’s and the workers’ side.
That’s why you can see plugs for this expensive 3.5-star Yelp rated restaurant chain.
(And I’ll tell you, it’s refreshing to see nonprofits in Chinatown NOT promoting the biggest pork barrel project in America as “transit justice” and NOT giving stencils to voters to tell them how to vote.)
Let’s get back to business and, if desired, let the racial profiling commence without any more wage and hour violations:
Chinese press release (新聞稿): http://www.cpasf.org/press/
PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Emily Lee, Chinese Progressive Association
Mariam Hosseini, Asian Law Caucus
Jonathan Glick, Yank Sing
Immigrant Workers Negotiate $4 Million Settlement - Award-Winning Restaurant Commits to Lead Industry Change in Workplace Standards
San Francisco, Ca – Today, a $4 million settlement and workplace agreement for restaurant workers at Yank Sing, a nationally rated dim sum restaurant, is being announced by workers and their employer. The settlement was the result of a unique collaboration between workers, Yank Sing, the Chinese Progressive Association, the Asian Law Caucus, and state and local labor enforcement agencies. The landmark settlement not only compensates for past practices, but provides workers with pay and benefits beyond what the law requires while creating a business model that will lead to long term success for both workers and the restaurant.