Strike at US Foods

November 2, 2011: US Foods workers were forced to strike the nation's second largest foodservice distributor this weekend in response to the company's unfair labor practices, which include retaliating against employees for engaging in union activity and refusal to bargain in good faith with Teamsters Local 722 in La Salle, Ill.

US Foods disciplined a worker for being absent while he was in contract negotiations with the company as part of the bargaining committee. U.S. Foods, which distributes food and related products to restaurants, military bases and hospitals, is owned by private equity giants KKR and CD&R.

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