Domino’s Pizza workers and allies announce legal victory and call on more workers to come forward and organize!
As you know, Domino’s workers, like many workers who face sweatshop conditions, have filed a lawsuit a
gainst their employers, Dave and Angelina Melton, and Domino’s Pizza, Inc. You may also know that Domino’s franchisees tried to file bankruptcy to avoid paying back the workers what they have stolen from them.
On July 2, U.S. bankruptcy judge James M. Peck stated that even he knows the bankruptcy is being used by the corporation to avoid responsibility for sweatshop conditions. He is the second judge to issue a decision that the
corporation should be considered in taking responsibility for labor violations.
Judge Peck said,
“This is a bankruptcy case that’s actually not about the bankruptcy case… This is all a pretext for dealing with the liability of the principals to this class, and the liability, if any, of Domino’s as franchisor to the class. This is about dealing with the District Court litigation in the context of a bankruptcy case. I know what’s going on. You know what’s going on. The plan is a subtext for resolving the other litigation.”
Workers and supporters have succeeding in shining a spotlight on the Melton’s and Domino’s Pizza’s despicable actions. They, like many other businesses, are shuttering their doors and declaring bankruptcy to stop workers from organizing against sweatshop conditions. However, from organizing together, we are able to make strides forward in holding accountable corporations that benefit the most from sweatshop conditions.
It is time to celebrate and take action! We invite you to join us to plan a city-wide action in September to ensure the corporation be responsible for their franchises’ wrongdoings. Please get in touch with us at (212) 358-0295; firstname.lastname@example.org; or 345 Grand St. New York, NY 10002.