Workers strike packing plant
in Brooklyn for union recognition
BROOKLYN, New YorkWorkers at Agriprocessors Inc. in the Brooklyn Meat Market are on strike to force the company to recognize and negotiate with the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW). After a 15-5 vote in October in favor of representation by UFCW Local 342, the bosses fired two union militants. In response, the workers walked out. We want a contract, Erasmus Flores, one of the fired workers, who has worked at Agriprocessors for seven years, told the Militant in a November 29 interview on the picket line. We dont have a single benefitno overtime pay, no health benefits. We work six days a week 12-15 hours a day. While the bosses are employing a dozen scabs, strikers are getting support from other workers in the market.
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