Workers Group Hits City Of Memphis With Free Speech Suit

Law360, New York (March 1, 2017, 5:21 PM EST) -- The city of Memphis was hit with a lawsuit in Tennessee federal court on Wednesday by a local fast food labor organization accusing the police department of conspiring to use widespread surveillance and intimidation to chill workers’ free speech rights in their fight for $15-an-hour wages for fast food workers.

The complaint filed by labor organizer Mid-South Organizing Committee and one of its activists, Antonio Blair Cathey, says that since the group started organizing Memphis’ “Fight for $15” initiative to demand living wages for fast food...
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Case Information

Case Title

Mid-South Organizing Committee et al v. City of Memphis et al

Case Number



Tennessee Western

Nature of Suit

440(Civil Rights: Other)


Judge Sheryl H. Lipman

Date Filed

March 1, 2017

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