July 23, 2010: The National Teamsters Hispanic Caucus passed a key resolution at its annual conference last week, committing to fight the exploitive business practices by online grocer FreshDirect as its workers seek union representation.
FreshDirect has been at the center of controversy surrounding its warehouse in Queens, N.Y., for more than three years. Over that time, elected officials and organized labor have exposed the company as union-busters and of possibly alerting immigration officials to the status of some of its own workers—all to thwart fair wage increases and better working conditions for employees at the facility.
The company has grown to employ more than 1,000 mostly Latino and African American workers at the facility. The company also recently announced that it would earn $300 million this year, and is looking for new investors to expand to other cities across the country.
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