Official calls for changes after BX store is accused of abusing workers
A city council member is calling for changes at a Bronx supermarket that is accused of locking in employees.
The C-Town supermarket on Jerome Avenue is accused of endangering Bronx janitors? lives by locking them in at night. The market allegedly padlocked and blocked exits. The stores have been fined $500.
Brooklyn City Councilman, David Yassky, says the current law doesn?t include fines for stores that lock-in workers against their will. Yassky plans to introduce new legislation to change that. The bill would increase fines and for a second offense there would be financial penalties.
Before the bill becomes a law it has to be voted on by the full City Council. Yassky says he expects the bill to become law by the summer.