Strike looms after Hunts Point Produce Market workers reject offer

Posted: Updated:
THE BRONX -

Workers at the Hunts Point Produce Market are threatening to go on strike at midnight over a contract dispute.

Members of Teamsters Local 202 say they rejected an offer from the Hunts Point Produce Market and authorized a strike.

In response, a spokesperson for the Hunts Point market released a statement saying, "Discussions are ongoing and we are confident that both sides can come to an agreement to avoid a work stoppage." 

The statement goes on to say, "In the unfortunate event of a strike, not only will the market remain open, but those who decide to walk off the job would forgo hundreds of dollars in wages and benefits per day."

The market provides food for much of the Metropolitan area - including restaurants and bodegas in the Bronx. 
 

  • ConsumerMore>>

  • Business Briefs: Tech earnings due as Facebook faces questions

    Business Briefs: Tech earnings due as Facebook faces questions

    Apr 22, 2018 01:16 PM2018-04-22 17:16:00 GMT

    Here's a look at your top business and tech headlines from Cheddar on News 12.

    Here's a look at your top business and tech headlines from Cheddar on News 12.

  • Business Briefs: Facebook, Kardashians, Taylor Swift

    Business Briefs: Facebook, Kardashians, Taylor Swift

    Friday, April 20 2018 2:38 PM EDT2018-04-20 18:38:48 GMT

    Another update in the ongoing Facebook data scandal - an auditing firm looked over Facebook’s privacy practices last year and determined that everything looked OK.

    Another update in the ongoing Facebook data scandal - an auditing firm looked over Facebook’s privacy practices last year and determined that everything looked OK.

  • Business Briefs: Dick's, Facebook, Netflix

    Business Briefs: Dick's, Facebook, Netflix

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:10 PM EDT2018-04-19 23:10:09 GMT

    Dick's Sporting Goods is destroying assault rifles. 

    Dick's Sporting Goods is destroying assault rifles. 

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."