Former workers picket Key Food in E. Flatbush

Former workers picketing an East Flatbush grocery supermarket say the store sold meat cut on machines that hadn't been properly cleaned for more than a week.

Former workers picketing an East Flatbush grocery supermarket say the store sold meat cut on machines that hadn't been properly cleaned for more than a week. (12/14/15)

EAST FLATBUSH - Former workers picketing an East Flatbush grocery supermarket say the store sold meat cut on machines that hadn't been properly cleaned for more than a week.

Former Pathmark workers and union leaders protested outside the Key Food at 1525 Albany Ave. yesterday.

Until a few weeks ago, the store had been a Pathmark, but changed hands during the bankruptcy process of parent company A&P.

The union is accusing the store of unfair labor practices because several workers were let go after Thanksgiving.

They say the terms of the sale led workers to believe their jobs would be saved.

"We were allowed to fire 25 percent of the people, but I did not, I only fired four out of 126," says owner Randy Abed.

And the picketing workers are also accusing Abed of running the store for nine days without gas, heat or hot water.

Abed denies those accusations, but after calling National Grid, News 12 learned that the building's gas was shut off from Dec. 6 until Dec. 14.

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