BK warehouse workers fired for joining union, reps say

Twenty-four warehouse workers from East Williamsburg and Bushwick claim they were recently fired from their jobs for joining a union.The workers and their new union,

EAST WILLIAMSBURG - Twenty-four warehouse workers from East Williamsburg and Bushwick claim they were recently fired from their jobs for joining a union.

The workers and their new union, Industrial Workers of the World, say they will picket outside the warehouses until they get their jobs back. Union representatives say Handy Fat is one company that fired workers illegally and owes more than $100,000 in back pay.

Workers say management told them they were getting fired because they didn?t have immigration papers. However, they doubt that explanation because some of them have been working for more than 10 years. The owners of the warehouses had no comment on the issue.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Brooklyn nail salon makes its own unique nail 1 Brooklyn Style: k2 Nail Salon
2 Activists push women's rights with double entendre
The incident occurred at the corner of Caton 3 Woman fatally struck by tractor-trailer on Caton Ave.
News 12 Brooklyn asked residents what they like 4 Word on the Street: Inauguration Day
A look at the highlights of the 2017 5 Highlights from the 2017 People's Choice Awards

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE