Crain's New York reports that frustrated workers held signs and stood their ground in front of the Capital Grille on East 42nd Street again yesterday. Touting posters reading, "I don't want to sneeze on your steak," and "$49 steak, no paid sick days for workers," the employees are part of an ongoing lawsuit against the pricey chop house, which is being sued in five states including New York.
The protests have also taken on a political slant, as the fight with Darden, the restaurant group that runs the steak-slinging chain, has reignited a City Council debate over a paid sick leave bill which has been stagnant for the past two years. Crain's gives the statistic that about 75% of food service workers lack a sick-day benefit. That means 75% more sneezed on steaks for New Yorkers to enjoy.
· Capital Grille Protest Turns Political [Crain's]
· All Coverage of Capital Grille [~ENY~]