This fall, workers at the Koch Foods plant in Fairfield, Ohio began organizing a union to win fair wages, respect, and a voice on the job. Unfortunately, instead of working together with employees to make Koch Foods a better place to work, the company responded by threatening and even firing union supporters.
Koch Foods illegally fired six workers for their organizing efforts. But the workers stuck together, filed charges with the federal government, and won. The company has agreed to pay a total of $108,000 to the fired workers.
Under the settlement, Koch Foods must also post notices at the plant informing employees of their right to organize a union.
Workers have the right to join together to improve their jobs and our lives. Law-breaking managers won’t stop food processing workers from standing up for the respect they deserve.