Protestors support fired whistle-blowers

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Miami Mice may be appearing in a juice nectar near you.

An escalating battle between warehouse workers in Miami and their employer, Goya Foods, reached a Knob Hill Farms on Carlaw last week.

About 100 members of the Union of Needletrade, Industrial and Textile Employees demonstrated on behalf of their members in Miami, saying that four whistle-blowers were canned after they spoke out about a rodent and insect infestation at the company’s warehouse last summer.

The union is trying to get stores across North America to pledge to ask Goya about their labour practices.

“We believe if retailers continue to contact them, Goya will give up,” says Alex Dagg of UNITE.

But Knob Hill’s grocery buyer, Larry Cervine, says this was the first he’d heard of the dispute, despite previous protests.

Meanwhile, Goya president Bob Unanue claims that most of their workers no longer support the union and that the dumping of the workers who spoke out has nothing to do with free speech.

“What they did was in violation of company rules of conduct, and that’s a legal issue,” he says.

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