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Saturday, November 06, 2004

USA: migrant workers strike at dairy farm

from The Beacon Journal (Ohio):

MARSHALLVILLE, Ohio - About 40 workers, mostly immigrants from Mexico, are on strike over the firing of a co-worker and poor treatment they say they've received at a northeast Ohio dairy farm.

They walked out this week to support Caesar Lopez, the eighth worker fired at Stoll Farms in less than two months, the workers said. Lopez was fired on his second day back after he broke his arm because he was unable to work fast enough.
The workers have formed their own union, United Dairy Workers of Ohio, Local 1. They plan to stand along rural Coal Bank Road outside the farm in Marshallville, about 15 miles southwest of Akron, until their demands are met.
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