Morelensian Mario Carrera bought two lots in Tabasco and a house in Morelos because of case win. Ever since he arrived to New York 10 years ago to New York, Mario Carrera, born from Morelos – the Mexican state famous for its “chinelos”- worked for as a delivery boy. However, thanks to Michael Faillace & Associates he has bought a house and lots in his country. In the year 2013, upset because the Manhattan restaurants “Tina” & “El Señor Pollo” made him work as a delivery boy, food preparer, cleaner etc. “When one comes to this country to work hard we will accept anything and they take advantage of that. I use to get paid $4.25 an hour, if I remember correctly, and I would have to do everything in both restaurants without getting paid overtime,” complained the morelense.
He received two cheeks weekly, and in neither did he see extra hours. Asking around he found out that the minimum wage was $7 an hour and that there was a good lawyer that won all if not most cases. “I tried to convince my coworkers but they didn’t want to join me,” he adds.
Finally, he bought two more plots of land in the state of Tabasco and he lives grateful for waking up and getting to know his rights, the same rights that protect all of us, with or without papers. He likes his job and he’s thankful to the city of New York for signaling the bike lanes for cyclists, which permits delivery guys to ride safely. “Before the bike lanes we had a few problems. One time I almost got hit by a car, thank God nothing serious happened to me but a few of my coworkers did get hit,” remembers Carrera. Now, Mario is one of the more enthusiastic, he considers himself a part of the family and he doesn’t hesitate to recommend his friends, family and acquaintances for the services of Michael Faillace & Associates. He holds, in a very Mexican way, the lawyers “are a pair of chingones”