Fresh Direct owners called I.C.E. to stop workers from unionizing

Queens, NY- In December of 2007, Fresh Direct delivery workers were only days away from voting to join a union when the owners called I.C.E. to prevent the effort. “The suspensions seemed to be an effort to thwart the union and that the company’s lawyers might have invited Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to scrutinize workers to weaken the union drive,” said Ms. Pope, president of Local 805 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Read more from the NY Times article here.

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