High-end eateries dump distributor [Metro]
by amy zimmer / metro new york
OCT 8, 2007
Meatpacking District. The high-end Meatpacking restaurant Pastis and its affiliated restaurants will stop purchasing seafood from Wild Edibles while the company is subject to litigation for alleged labor rights abuses, Brandworkers International, a nonprofit workers’ rights group, announced on Friday.
Brandworkers, the Industrial Workers of the World union and Wild Edibles warehouse employees who joined a class-action suit against the major seafood wholesaler and retailer held a rally recently in front of Pastis to draw attention to where the “food chain” of products made by allegedly mistreated workers ends up.
Balthazar, Schiller’s Liquor Bar, Morandi, Pravda and Lucky Strike will also halt using Wild Edibles until the labor dispute is resolved, according to Brandworkers.