La­bor ac­tivists, Mem­phis agree to set­tle civil rights law­suit

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MEM­PHIS | Ac­tivists push­ing for higher wages at fast-food restau­rants have set­tled a law­suit that claimed po­lice in Mem­phis threat­ened pro­test­ers with ar­rest and fol­lowed la­bor or­ga­niz­ers home af­ter meet­ings.

U.S. District Judge Sh­eryl Lip­man

ap­proved the dis­missal of a fed­eral civil rights law­suit filed by the Fight for $15 cam­paign’s Mid-South Or­ga­niz­ing Com­mit­tee against the city of Mem­phis, and sev­eral city of­fi­cials.

A set­tle­ment let­ter says po­lice will not en­gage in sur­veil­lance of plain­tiff An­to­nio Cathey and two other ac­tivists with­out prob­a­ble cause. The let­ter says po­lice will not pho­to­graph li­cense plates be­long­ing to pro­test­ers at Fight for $15 ral­lies with­out cause.

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