I’ve written about Uniform Justice before. An earlier diary I wrote that about Uniform Justiceyou may recall is Did Eleazar Torres-Gomez Lose his Life for Company Profits?
Today, I have good news. A panel of the California Court of Appeal ordered the Cintas Corporation to pay more than $1.18 million in back wages and interest to hundreds of Northern California workers for violating the city of Hayward’s Living Wage Ordinance. This judgment likely is the largest living wage award in U.S. history.
“Cintas had a moral and legal obligation to pay workers a living wage, but they ignored it.” says UNITE HERE General President Bruce Raynor. “The company would rather fight workers tooth and nail than pay them what they deserve.”
They fought tooth and nail, but lost to 219 workers. It’s a great victory for working people.
More, after the fold.
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