Deep Foods, Inc., the leading Indian food manufacturer in the U.S. based in Union, NJ, has taken a page out of the union buster’s playbook, launching a shameful campaign of intimidation and deception against its workers seeking to join RWDSU Local 262.
While most of Deep Foods’ 239 employees, including 49 warehouse workers, expressed an interest in forming a union, the company has resolved to fight the organizing drive every step of the way. Management is using stall tactics, spreading misinformation, and unjustly fired two employees for supporting the union. Not surprisingly, the company’s unscrupulous behavior is devastating to those workers who simply want to exercise their right to a voice on the job.
This company received a taxpayer-funded, $26.9 million dollar loan from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and has turned around and betrayed the community’s trust by engaging in textbook anti-union, anti-worker tactics. We must make it clear that such irresponsible behavior will not be tolerated in our state.
Therefore, please keep the struggles of these workers in mind before purchasing any Indian grocery products; and remind your friends and family to do the same. Deep Foods products are carried by most major grocery stores and are staple products of Indian grocery stores. Deep Foods is the owner of Indikitch, a fast-casual restaurant with two locations in New York City. For a listing of Deep Foods brands, please CLICK HERE.
Thank you for your support of these workers who are seeking to make a decent living through the collective bargaining process and secure justice for themselves and their families.