The 135 workers of Stella D’Oro, the biscuit producers, most of whom are women and Latinos, are confronting a difficult Christmas on the streets. The company has refused to negotiate and is demanding that the workers return to work without a contract in an attempt to destroy their union. The workers have gone on strike because the company wants to: · Slash wages by as much as 25% · Make health insurance unaffordable by imposing crushing premiums · Eliminate holidays, vacations and sick pay · Eliminate extra pay for working Saturdays The strikers are represented by the Bakery, Confectionery, TobaccoWorkers and Grain Millers International Union Local 50. The strike began August 13. They are on the picket line everyday! Solidarity Picket When: Saturday December 20 from 12:00 noon until 3:00 PM Where: In front of the Stella D’Oro plant on 237th Street and Broadway. Take the #1 train to 238th Street and Broadway.
NYC Picket in Solidarity with the Stella D’Oro Strikers
By Donna Hernandez Dec 19, 2008