Brooklyn’s Flaum Appetizing has settled a long-running pay dispute with 20 Hispanic employees at its Williamsburg plant. The kosher food maker and deli agreed to pay the workers $577,000 to settle the dispute.
The issue began in 2008 when Flaum—known for kosher pickles, herring and hummus—laid off 17 workers. The workers claimed they were fired in retaliation for alleging that the company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by not paying overtime and, in some case, failing to pay the minimum wage.
A coalition of labor organizers and social justice groups, including Brooklyn Orthodox rabbis, backed the workers in protests aimed at persuading grocers to stop carrying Flaum products until the matter was resolved.
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