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New York City Workers Protest Darden Restaurants for Paid Sick Days

March 28, 2012   Copyright: The Daily Meal


This lunch hour, New York City's midtown Capital Grille was filled with more than hungry diners: nearly 60 restaurant workers and public advocates lined up outside the restaurant with posters and chants demanding that the restaurant's parent company offer employees paid sick days.  Armed with signs like "$49 steak, no sick days?" and "Darden Makes Us Sick," workers chanted (with a microphone to help them be heard) to get people's attention. The protest was to not only call attention to Darden Restaurants (which owns Red Lobster and Olive Garden, among others) but to also gain support for a bill in the New York City Council...

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