Aug 31, 2010

Mott’s Strike Reaches 100-days, NY Congressional Members Urge Company to Return to the Table

On August 30, workers at the Mott’s plant in Williamson, N.Y. hit the 100-day mark into the strike. Doug Fuller, who works in the juice preparation lab at the plant, says workers are still standing strong and in good spirits.

“We really appreciate everybody’s support,” says Fuller. “Even business owners and people you wouldn’t expect have for the most part been super supportive. Not even just helping us out compensation-wise, but emotion-wise. Just being there for us.”

Twenty eight members of the New York Congressional Delegation joined in with their support by delivering a strong message to the leadership of Dr Pepper Snapple, the parent company of Mott’s, in a letter last Thursday.

“We commend Mott’s for its history of compensating employees fairly,” the letter states. “Since Dr Pepper made approximately $555 million in profits we feel there is ample room to promptly negotiate a fair deal with the workers at the Williamson plant. We believe that Mott’s needs to continue their proud history as a leader in providing fair wages and benefits for their workers.”

You can read the full text of the letter by going to http://tinyurl.com/2f8tdro

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