|Informational picket at Elmhurst Dairy last week.|
A district court judge issued a temporary restraining order Monday preventing the Elmhurst 42 from picketing outside the plant:
Defendants, their officers, agents, representatives, members, employees and attorneys, and all persons in active concert or participation with them having notice from any source or in any manner of the entry of this order be and hereby are enjoined and restrained from calling, causing, inducing, encouraging, authorizing, conducting, continuing in or engaging in any strike, concerted work stoppage, concerted work slowdown, sit-down or refusal to work or any other act or coercion or interference with Plaintiff's normal operations.
|Davinder Singh and his parents.|
The Elmhurst 42 were dismissed in blatant violation of the contract. They were replaced by low-wage, unskilled workers. So Julio Montes, who's been a loyal Elmhurst Dairy employee since 2004, now has no work. He supports five daughters and a wife on disability.
Davinder Singh worked at Elmhurst Dairy since 2003, but no longer:
I have worked at Elmhurst Dairy with pride. I would love waking up and going to work every morning. Elmhurst Dairy had been great to me over the years, until now. I have performed best of my ability at anything i did at the company. Currently I am in charge of my mortgage payment. I am the provider for my family and household. Currently I am supporting my elderly mother and father (whom neither of them work). I was in charge of all and every house bill.
|This is what solidarity looks like. Voting to support the brothers.|
They have no idea what they have started but I can tell you we will finish this fight.Workers already held an informational picket a week ago. No work was stopped.
Charges were filed with the National Labor Relations Board to reinstate the 42 workers. And soon, Teamsters will leaflet grocery stores in Brooklyn and Queens asking patrons to boycott Golden Flow kosher milk from Elmhust Dairy.
We know that the dairy industry has faced tremendous economic hardship in the last few years and we want to work together with management to find resolutions that will protect our members and ensure the viability of the industry.But until then, no justice, no peace.