Brooklyn Supermarket That Caged Its Workers Gets Slap on the Wrist

Getting trapped in a supermarket sounds like it would be fun, unless you happen to work there and are being held against your will by your boss. Employees of the Fine Fare Supermarket in Coney Island were “essentially caged” in overnight by management. The building was turned into a modern version of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory — all of the exits were padlocked and had locked sliding bolts.

A bunch of fines totaling $62,300 were levied against the store’s owner and Mermaid Meat Co., its parent company. And that’s a good start, but hopefully it represents just the first round of punishment.