CANCELLED: Teamsters JC 16 – Rally to Demand Justice for the Elmhurst 42!
Where: Elmhurst Dairy, 155-04 Liberty Avenue, Jamaica, Queens
Please note: this action has been cancelled.
Teamsters Demand Justice for the “Elmhurst 42″
Union members to protest illegal layoffs at Elmhurst Dairy
Teamsters Joint Council 16 President George Miranda today announced plans for a major demonstration at Elmhurst Dairy to protest the outrageous,illegal layoffs of hard-working members of Teamsters Local 584.
“We demand justice for the Elmhurst 42. Management is delusional if they think we will sit back while they destroy the lives of hard working Teamsters who have helped make this company one of New York’s finest,”Miranda said. “They have no idea what they have started but I can tell you we will finish this fight. This is a battle for our jobs, for our families and for the Queens community. ”
“We know that the dairy industry has faced tremendous economic hardship in the last few years and we want to work together with management to find resolutions that will protect our members and ensure the viability of the industry,” said Frank Wunderlich, President of Teamsters Local 584. “The success of New York City’s last local dairy is of paramount concern.”
Last month, 42 skilled and experienced Teamster members from Local 584 were illegally laid off by the management at Elmhurst Dairy and replaced with new, low wage, workers. Union members and elected officials slammed the outrageous move by management and filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to have the workers reinstated.
On Wednesday, October 24, union members will demonstrate outside of Elmhurst Dairy, located on Liberty Avenue in Jamaica, Queens. Miranda encourages Teamster members and their families, as well as community supporters, to come and stand with “The Elmhurst 42”.
“We know we can count on support from elected leaders and other unions in this fight. We welcome and appreciate their support. This fight is on, and we will know our true friends will join us.”
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