Wednesday, March 28th @7:30pm
360 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY
F, G to Carroll Street
Tired of being treated like a servant by your customers? Tired of management demanding more and more for less and less? Feeling alone or frustrated? Come to the first Precarious and Service Worker Assembly to network with others who share your interests!
As service workers, we are often both overworked and underpaid; with Management forcing workers to work ever faster in an ever shorter amount of time. Productivity and speed-of-service requirements increase while hours per week are slashed. It’s clear: The harder we work, the less we get paid, and the richer they get!
Many of us are already in tough situations as parents, immigrants, young people, and students. Racism is blatantly apparent at many of our workplaces, with Latino and immigrant workers confined to back-of-house positions, maintaining a racial hierarchy to keep us separated. For some, a job at a restaurant or a cafe is a 2nd or even 3rd job, a result of the declining wages for other careers. Even worse, we often find ourselves forced into student loan and credit card debt because of low pay. All the while, rent, food, and transportation costs climb through the roof.
Solidarity and support among local service workers can be empowering for all of us. Remember, they can’t run these places without us. Bosses thrive by pitting us against one another, but if not for us, Management wouldn’t make a dime. So let’s take what’s ours!
Bring some goods to share from your place of employment if you’d like, and feel free to bring a friend or two –as long as they’re not the boss! We’ll be discussing how we can make our collective situation much more interesting and how we can engage together in upcoming actions like the May Day General Strike.