New York Daily News: FreshDirect Axes Immigrant Workers During Teamster Drive

December 13, 2007: Online grocery giant FreshDirect is axing scores of immigrants in a crackdown on undocumented workers at its Queens warehouse.

Teary-eyed workers filed out of the delivery company's factory in Long Island City yesterday after supervisors demanded they produce papers proving their immigration status is legal.

Union organizers say the move may be part of an effort to intimidate the 900 or so warehouse workers in advance of a union vote set for next weekend.

"It's shocking that they would take action like this right before Christmas," said Sandy Pope, president of Teamsters Local 805.

Read the full story in the New York Daily News.


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