Protesters Outside Family Dollar

Protesters Outside Family Dollar
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POSTED: Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 5:16pm

UPDATED: Sunday, July 18, 2010 - 9:11pm

Local employees of Family Dollar say the company is short changing them. They took their anger to the streets Saturday.

Chanting and carrying signs, workers protested in front of a northeast El Paso store.

They're accusing the company of unfair labor practices and claim stores falsely classify employees as store managers to deny them overtime pay.

Protestors also said they often work twelve hour days and don't get compensated for it.

"Better treatment to employees, actually safety because we are being robbed and we're being mugged inside the stores," said former employee Abel Lopez of what he was protesting. "So that's what we are demanding, fair labor practices."

We tried to speak with management of the Family Dollar store, but they were not able to comment.

 

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It is true about the unfair treatment. Managers talk down to all employees as if they are "gods", and want and expect respect. Employees deserve the same respect and dignity.
The manager I worked with worked by the rules of "Do as I say, not as I do." But this is true in a lot of El Paso businesses, they are so disrespectful to employees.

Used to work for FD, Fired 2 months ago.
Abel Lopez

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