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Striking NYC Workers Win Wage Hike After Surge of Solidarity

Workers on the Hunts Point Produce Market in New York City have overwhelmingly accepted a brand new three-year contract, ending a week-long strike that captured nationwide consideration and galvanized the group behind the important staff on the Bronx-based enterprise.

Some 1,400 members of the Teamsters Local 202 union walked off the job on January 17, demanding a $1 increase and recognition for his or her work to maintain New Yorkers fed throughout the pandemic, with the Hunts Point Market supplying about 60% of the town’s produce. Management had supplied a 32-cent increase as an alternative. But after per week on the picket line and widespread assist from the group, staff gained raises of $1.85 per hour over three years, in addition to improved phrases for household well being advantages. “

They have been resolved with one another, and so they have been standing shoulder to shoulder with one another on the fundamental premise of being handled decently,” Daniel Kane, president of Teamsters Local 202, says of the employees’ job motion. “They fought, and they came away with their dignity.”

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