News Roundup: Wage theft action
We received great press coverage of our direct action to reclaim $5,500 in unpaid wages owed by the owner of Margarita’s Bar & Grill in Des Moines.
Media coverage helps makes more people aware that wage theft happens in our communities and sends a strong those employers that they will be called out and held accountable.
See the coverage from WHO TV 13, ABC News 5 and the Des Moines Register below.
WHO TV 13 news – Restaurant Pay Protest (video)
ABC 5 TV news – Protest over $5,550 in Unpaid Wages
by Jessica Daley A former employee of Margaritas Sports Bar and Grill claims the owner owes her thousands of dollars in unpaid wages. Friday night she brought support to try and get him to pay up.
Thirty-five people chanted inside Margaritas waiting for the owner Ivan Escalona to show up.
The group Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement is supporting Angelica Sandoval, a former employee who says she’s owed $5500 in unpaid wages. The CCI said this is the fourth complaint they’ve received against Margaritas for employees not being paid for their work. READ MORE
Des Moines Register – Demonstrators claim bar owner not paying up
A former worker alleges she is a victim of wage theft.
Written by Grant Rodgers Demonstrators visited a southeast Des Moines bar and grill on Friday night, asking to meet with the owner and receive unpaid wages owed to a former employee.
The group of workers and volunteers with Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, as well as demonstrators from Occupy Des Moines, claim that Ivan Escalona, owner of Margarita’s Bar and Grill, 1440 Maury St., owes Angelica Sandoval, a former bartender, $5,545 in wages. READ MORE
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