Thursday, June 14, 2012

Hot and Crusty workers asking for respect on 14th Street and First Avenue

EV Grieve reader Steven notes picketers outside the Hot & Crusty on 14th Street and First Avenue this afternoon...



The flyers that the picketers are distributing outline the allegations... including "We have been verbally abused by management because of our physical appearances. In some instances, we were called IDIOTS and a worker was called FAT IDIOT."

7 comments:

shmnyc said...

It seems the struggle against Hot & Crusty goes beyond this one location. I found this link this morning: http://hands-on-organizing.blogspot.com/2012/05/hot-and-crusty-workers-image-from.html

LvV said...

Setting aside the workers' grievances for a sec -- is this location actually a Hot & Crusty anymore? I pass it approximately a bazillion times a week but only noticed a couple days ago that it actually no longer has any signage that says "Hot & Crusty." Anyone know what's the deal?

esquared said...

David's Bagels treated their employees with respect.

This open letter to by Stuy Town and Friends needs to be read again.

See greedy landlords, this is what you get when you push out mom and pop shops in place of corporate chain stores such as this one.

Unfortunate reality however is that the NYU kids and the new transplants/ients will continue patronizing Hot & Crusty. They don't even know or care what existed there before and the values and contributions that David's Bagels gave to the neighborhood and community.

East Village and NYC are becoming like Fritz Lang's Metropolis, if not already.

Anonymous said...

david's bagels was next door to hot and crusty, where the new mexican restaurant is now.

i would boycott hot and crusty just bc their pizza sucks and mozz on ave a and vinny vincenz on 1st are so far superior

Anonymous said...

David Bagel's was next door to Hot & Crusty's but it's the same landlord.

The landlord decided to kick out David's Bagels because they didn't want Hot & Crusty's to have competition.

I've boycotted Hot & Crusty's since they opened.

Fipper said...

They sell pizza in there? Eww.

Anonymous said...

I am seconding this comment/question:

LvV said...
Setting aside the workers' grievances for a sec -- is this location actually a Hot & Crusty anymore? I pass it approximately a bazillion times a week but only noticed a couple days ago that it actually no longer has any signage that says "Hot & Crusty." Anyone know what's the deal?

It's now white working not red like before. New place?