Thursday, September 24, 2009

Protest to shut down abusive boss

From the Daily News:

Hundreds of protesters in Flushing are vowing to shut down a Chinese businessman's transportation company that they claim is taking advantage of undocumented workers.

Former employees accused Tony Luo at a heated rally last Thursday of regularly beating, harassing and extorting workers at several of Luo's companies that operate commuter buses, limousines and taxi cabs.

Luo is already facing misdemeanor assault charges in Queens for allegedly assaulting Guoqiang He with a walkie-talkie, according to court papers. But protest organizers said it's only the tip of the iceberg with Luo's criminal activity.


Anonymous said...

Boy, you know a man is bad when Chinese workers say he is abusive. They put up with too much.

Anonymous said...

I heard Rosie Odonnell is sticking up for the workers. In a statement released by her public relations people, Rosie said, "ching chong, ching chong chow, Flushing, ching chong chow, workers, chong ching chong ching ching, very bad boss, chong ching chong, ching chong chow, VIBRANT! chong ching chong, DIVERSE...........CHING CHONG!

Anonymous said...

Where is John Liu, the so called victim of sweatshop practices? Damn, if this liar and crook is elected, NYC is officially a 3rd world country.

Anonymous said...

is alreeady 3rd world. just move to long island.

Anonymous said...

Wow...imagine that...Chinese bilking their own kind.

Julia Harrison got into trouble for telling THAT TRUTH years ago.

Thanks Julia for standing up to the clubhouse knowing they would crucify you for it.

Had C.M. Harrison been permitted to run for a 3rd term she'd have won hands down!

Liu only won by 400 votes against his opponent AND NOBODY ASKED FOR A RECOUNT!

Phew...something stinks!

Anony2 said...

Hmmm, if we KNOW that he hires undocumented workers, why not throw the book at him, unpaid taxes, fines, jail, etc.
Illegals, if you were not here, this could not happen.
Now OUR tax money has support the court system for a case where an employer hires workers illegally, and they are here illegally.
Criminal vs. criminal.
We pay for this!

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