The Big Food Question
Why Did Essential Workers Strike at Hunts Point?
Hunts Point is the country’s largest wholesale produce market and it’s in the South Bronx. Workers there voted to strike on Sunday, January 17th. This past Saturday, after six days on the picket line, they popped champagne to celebrate their agreement with management on a new contract. As they return to their jobs distributing food to New York’s grocery stores, it remains important to understand why these essential workers reached a breaking point and whether this is the first of more food industry labor struggles to come in 2021.
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