BROOKLYN - Protesters, local officials and community leaders gathered today outside of a Kensington grocery to call for changes for the store's employees.
For nearly two years, workers and community members have called for Golden Farms on Church Avenue to come up with a new union contract. They are calling on the store's owner, Sonny Kim, to pay his workers more than the minimum wage they currently earn, and to provide them with sick and vacation time.
Protesters say the owner recently gave the workers some back-pay they were owed, but they hope their continuing pressure will encourage Kim to agree on a fair union contract.
No workers would speak with News 12 Brooklyn on camera because they said they feared losing their jobs.
News 12 reached out to Kim and his lawyer for comment, but they have not yet responded.