(SACRAMENTO) – Community activists and workers held protests outside two Chipotle restaurants today to inform customers about food safety problems and other violations at Taylor Farms in Tracy, Calif., which supplies tomatoes to Chipotle franchises in the region. As the fast-casual Mexican food chain has been roiled by numerous food poisoning outbreaks, protesters held signs and passed out leaflets telling customers in Sacramento and Manteca, Calif. that Chipotle’s food safety problems run deep in its supply chain.
The February issue of the Food Processing Division newsletter features articles about the organizing victory in Michigan for US Foods workers, and the fight against right-to-work laws.
The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for scholarship awards.
The December issue of the Food Processing Division newsletter highlights the new contract for Hebrew National workers, the recent NLRB ruling about temporary workers and the division's recent annual meeting.
This Thanksgiving, don't forget to include Teamster-made and other union-made ingredients in your recipes. Teamster members proudly manufacture butter and other dairy products with Land O'Lakes and Tillamook companies. Teamsters also craft jams, preserves and jellies at Smuckers.
Teamsters Human Rights Activist Kim Keller and former Taylor Farms worker David Kimbrue talk about the fight for worker justice at Taylor Farms in Tracy, Calif., on the Leslie Marshall radio program. Listen here.
Workers at Taylor Farms in Tracy, Calif. were hospitalized yesterday after being told to return to work as a chemical spill took place inside the salad processing facility. When they complained about the overpowering fumes, a supervisor in charge instructed them to go back to work.