Skip to comments.Strippers suing San Jose's Pink Poodle for unfair labor practices
Posted on 05/02/2014 6:59:39 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
Filing a lawsuit alleging systematic violations of the California Labor Code -- a legislative blunderbuss that sets the working conditions for smelters, miners, telegraph operators and now strippers -- a "poletariat" mass of 11 former Pink Poodle dancers have laid themselves bare before the bar of justice. The legal action, which came just in time for Thursday's socialist celebration of International Workers' Day, seeks to elevate the status of exotic dancers from "independent contractors" to employees. Twerkers of the world, unite!
The lawsuit claims the dancers were not paid minimum wage or overtime, and in many cases were required to pay the club to dance there. At one point, it accuses the club's owners -- five male members of the Kuzinich family, which has operated the Pink Poodle in an unincorporated part of San Jose for nearly 50 years -- of deciding to "not pay certain dancers any wages" and to "threaten retaliation" against any dancers who complained. A call to the club's business office for comment was not returned.
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LOL. Well done, Bruce.
And I’m sure they reported all those twenties stuffed into their g-strings on their tax returns....
this is an easy fix for the girls. LEAVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.
Stop being pole dancers. What sheer idiots they must be.
Any relationship to Dennis Kucinich I wonder?
So what's the problem with that? Is the club the employer simply by regulatory diktat? Other rental workplaces like Regus or even leasing commercial space for your business. Is that illegal too? Just cause they say so?
San Jose... A wretched hive of scum and villany...
You’ll be surprised to learn that I did NOT click on the link to the SJMN to see a photocopy of the court document......
Just wait until the SEIU unionizes them.
Need more evidence to judge guilt or innocence
Simple solution to the problem. Offer to pay them min wage, BUT, they have to give 10% of their tips to the bar. Watch them scream about that!
1,900 dancers in one club over three years. That's some serious turnover, or Rick's has stages galore.
Maybe both. Rick's is traded on NASDAQ.
I guess stripping is now big bidness.
Ahhhh the infamous Wet Noodle....Used to get thrown out of there before it became a strip club but was a booze and pool hall. All I know is that PP has a rather unsavory history and this story doesn’t surprise me at all
Your momma never spanked you enough when you were little. I tell my husband that also.
Really and how long did you live there
Well, there IS that of course.
Sheer idiots. Well, that's true. They love the adulation.
They better find something more to do. Their pole dancing bodies won't be so cute after they are 30 years old or so. THEN, it's washing toilets, being prostitutes for kinkies, oldies and weirdos...or, if they are lucky marrying someone who will take care of them.
They aren't "girls" when they are hired; they have to be at least 18 years old. They ARE women. They left their "girlhood" far, far, far behind.
By the time they are done pole dancing, they will be saggy, haggy and baggy, if not addicted to some drug. THEN they can start their NEW career: prostitution. What a wonderful life they chose. (sarcasm)
There is a test that the IRS and DOL apply when determining if someone is working as an employee or an independent contractor. It does not matter the type of job. So if the women meet the standards for being employees rather than independent contractors what the owner is doing is indeed illegal.