Workers at the Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx are on strike for a second day as contract negotiations have proved unsuccessful. The dispute was between some 1,400 essential workers and their employer, over a $1 per hour raise. The workers who make about $18-$21 an hour said they are being compensated unfairly despite having to work during the COVID-19 pandemic as they keep store shelves stocked for the community.
As explained on newsbreak.com, The Hunts Point Terminal Market is the largest wholesale produce market in the world and services 22 million people in 49 states. Hunts Point Produce Market said in a statement that its market was still open for business and that it was disappointed the union walked away from negotiations.