Lunchtime at Matsu Sushi looked a bit different today:
A group of employees picketed the downtown restaurant.
They handed passersby a list of grievances. Among them:
- No minimum wage or overtime, even for working more than 65 hours a week or 36-hour shifts
- “Deposits” collected for work, and not refunded
- Retaliatory firing.
Matsu Sushi manager Maggie Lin said of the picketers, “They are partners. Co-owners. I don’t know what else to say.”
She did not explain why they would be picketing their fellow owners.