Local Kosher-Food Manufacturer to Pay $577,000 in Back Wages
Flaum, the Brooklyn-based manufacturer of Kosher foods, will pay 20 former employees a settlement of $577,000 to resolve a federal lawsuit.
The case began in 2008 when 17 workers at Flaum were fired after protesting unpaid wages for their 80-hour work weeks. Many of the workers are Mexican immigrants who also reported racial discrimination from senior management within Flaum.
"Many rabbis and community members stood with the workers of Flaum and will continue to energetically support an ethical food system," said Rabbi Ari Hart, co-founder of Uri L'Tzedek. "The Torah calls on us to fight for justice."
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