Spreckels Sugar Company strike has ended
IMPERIAL COUNTY, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - After weeks of striking, workers at Spreckel's and the company have agreed on a settlement.
The strike happened due to a decrease on worker's retirement agreement.
During the strike, the company filed a lawsuit to the federal court saying it was illegal for their employees to strike.
However, the judge ruled in favor of the employees and allowed them to continue their strike.
UFCW Local 135 President Todd Walters states:
"The workers at Spreckels Sugar have proven their grit and determination. It took courage and conviction to go out on strike. For the rest of their lives, they will remember the strength of their unity and solidarity with one another. I am proud of them for taking the stand that they did."
UFCW Local 135 represents over 100 year-round workers and over 100 seasonal workers at Spreckels Sugar Company at two locations in Imperial County: the sugar processing plant located in Brawley and a warehouse in Imperial.