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Upper East Side Restaurant Workers Celebrate Union Agreement That Followed Sit-In

Workers from the Hot & Crusty restaurant on the Upper East Side gathered Saturday evening to celebrate the formation of a union, following a high-profile sit-in at the restaurant last year.

The workers and advocates gathered Saturday evening at the Brecht Forum in the West Village to celebrate the successful organizing effort last fall.

The employees of the Hot and Crusty at 63rd Street and Second Avenue had voted in May to form an independent union, claiming less than minimum wage pay, no benefits, and long work weeks without overtime pay, among other grievances. They also filed a lawsuit, according to published reports.  Read More