Foodtown (37th Avenue)
Foodtown at 76-10 37th Avenue is a traditional American supermarket. It is open from 7 AM – 12 AM.
Phone: 718 424 1889
Union Issue - November 2017
On Saturday morning, November 3, 2017, neighbors were alerted by horn and shouting that a employer strike had begun at the supermarket. Here we document the event.
- From JHFamilies listserve
Re: Support Foodtown Meat and Deli Workers! Don't Shop at Foodtown! Posted by: ... Date: Sat Nov 4, 2017 7:34 am ((PDT))
A few of us are going to join the workers on the picket line today at 1pm. It's a good chance to find out more details about what they're striking over--from my understanding they've been working without a contract for 5 years so this is not a new issue--and show shoppers that they have community support. Come out and join us at 1, or stop by the picket line at whatever time is convenient for you.
Re: Support Foodtown Meat and Deli Workers! Don't Shop at Foodtown! Posted by: ... Date: Fri Nov 3, 2017 10:25 pm ((PDT))
"Meat and Deli department employees are demanding a livable wage and decent benefits, and Foodtown says no. Don't shop, or go in and give the manager Leo Rodriguez a piece of your mind. Then walk out. Support UFCW Local 342!"
- From UFCW Local 342's website: November 3, 2017 Many pictures accompany the following story.
Employees from the Meat and Deli Departments of Ferreira Foodtown stores in Jackson Heights, Jamaica and New Hyde Park ARE BACK ON STRIKE after yesterday’s negotiations with their employer failed to settle a fair contract. Last week, their employer promised to bargain in good faith and begged them to return to work after they walked out of their departments and spent just two hours on strike.
- From UFCW Local 342's website: October 27, 2017 Many pictures accompany the following story.
UFCW Local 342 Members who work in the Meat, Seafood and Deli departments of four Ferreira Foodtown stores in Jackson Heights, Jamaica and New Hyde Park walked out of their departments this morning for an Unfair Labor Practice Strike to make it clear to company management that they are fed up with waiting for a fair contract which has been expired since 2012. After two hours on strike, the Members were victorious as the employer gave them a date for bargaining and begged them to return to work. The members agreed to return but told the employer they expect their contract to be done at the next meeting.
These hard-working men and women have been working under an expired contract and are fed up. They want a fair contract with fair pay and benefits!