PHOTOS: Hispanic community holds wages protest downtown

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  1. Who told you they don’t pay taxes? Do you know most people have what’s call an ITIN number that allows everyone to pay taxes even if they make cash? Maybe get your info before you post

  2. Worried about taxes? Don’t pay them in CASH or CHECKS. Hire from agencies only. Taxes are dependent on their (reported) annual income or W-2 form. E-Verify then get a W-4 from them and you can have their taxes deducted then give them a W-2. Never happen. Plus you have no clue if they pay taxes or not and legally it’s none of your business. Worry about your own status with the IRS, you may be the one liable to deduct their taxes. Do some research before judging others.

  3. Oh give me a break!! There is a reason why they only take cash. Plus, they have zero loyalty. For .25 more at another place, most of them would drop us like a hot potato. If we are not home for one day, we need to pay her for that day otherwise she will leave us. But when she just decides not to show up, then she is in full control. They own us! They rule us! We should be the ones out there protesting and getting together to work as one and not let them play us one against each other!

    • Well then you must have a real problem. If you let someone else take control over you. Maybe you just think that without her you’re nothing. Have you tried cleaning yourself or finding someone more reliable? Better stop commenting against her when you depend on her. Now you have a point, most of us need their help because most of them are much better at getting things done and just the way we want them to be.

  4. can someone explain what the protest is about??? they are getting much more then minimum wage… no one is forcing them to work for them… it isn’t slavery we are talking about…
    also, what do they mean by equality, respect? they want to also pay tuition and for LSTA busing?

  5. They can only protest if they are here legally and work on the books. If they work for cash, they should be happy with hat they get. Do they make more money than a cashier at Walmart or Shop Rite?

  6. Pherhaps I should protest outside my boss office for not paying me more..there is a concept in capitalism called supply and demand the market dictates how much a person gets so happens that I’ve noticed with my cleaning help that I used to pay $10 hour and now pay $14 and that’s perfectly fine because if they can get that,then they should ask for it.
    Another idea would be for them to organize themselves (maybe a union) but to protest?who exactly are they protesting against.

  7. Just sad that they make $15hr off the books, collect foosstamps for their choldren but say they are not employed so they can get full amount. They live in a room with their families and pay $600 mth smh
    And before anyone says anything, my husband of 13 yrs, is Mexican. No he does not have green card hes wrkn on it, bit he does have an ITAN # n pays taxes. Not right that im educated n have 15 yrs food service mgt experience n i cant find a job making 15hr.
    Maybe i should start cleanin or being a nanny i love kids.

  8. I understand the skilled workers (plumbing, electric etc.) wanting to make a decent amount of money whether it’s cash or not but I’ll guess the people protesting are not from that group since from what I know skilled work Is already well paid for. These guys are probably shleppers wanting to get paid as if shlepping is a groisa skill. Looks like socialism has some supporters.

  9. Probably not, then again cashiers at Walmart or shop rite don’t have to wash urine linen, gross bathrooms, rotten food etc. You can always hire a cleaning company, they won’t do any of those things for you and will charge you over 240 dollars for two hours oh wait… that’s why cleaning ladies are so important in Lakewood

  10. It’s just taking advantage of The jew with the backing of the bias press! Newark Patterson Camden and lots of other municipalities and cities, people are making between nine and $11 doing non-professional jobs, working for non-Jewish employers And there are no protests there, and you can explain that!
    While in Lakewood that the cheapest Laborers gets $12 an hour. And yes those jobs that get paid between nine and $11 an hour in other municipalities to include janitors and housekeeping, and there are still no protests.
    And another point if people to try to pay these laborers on the books,not all but most will not work for them.
    And I have friends who work in Rite Aid and they make around 8.50
    An hour.
    So I would think we shall not protest the community, rather we shall think the community for giving us the opportunity to work for them .

  11. Maybe instead of shopping at the local Hispanic Bodega where everything is 3 times the price they should go to ShopRite and Walmart or NOGS where a bottle of Ketchup or Orange Juice does not cost $5.99

  12. If they dont like it here let them move to mexico and make $7 a week. They are unloyal and have no right to complain. Btw there are like 10 people there this shouldnt even be news.

  13. old Chinese saying: Don’t bite the hand that feeds you!!!!!!

    every few years it’s another nationality that gets hired!


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