Day Laborers Hold Wage Theft Picket Outside Planet Fitness in Orange
Activists tuned their jaranas before marching on Planet Fitness in Orange this morning to protest wage theft. Day laborers who worked at the gym site last December joined in the spirited picket strumming their own instruments and chanting, "No pay? No way!" Leaflets handed out to people walking in to get their morning exercise spelled out the labor dispute. OC Colaborativa—comprised of Colectivo Tonantzin, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network and UCI Immigrant Rights Clinic—charged that Planet Fitness hired nine jornaleros to work on three OC gyms through a subcontractor who left the state after stiffing them at the end of the job.
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