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City Hall in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. (Photo: Jimmy Emerson)

SEIU-backed workers plan strike in Perth Amboy

By Nikita Biryukov, November 18 2020 10:33 am

Workers responsible for laundering medical linens in New Jersey and New York plan to begin a two-day strike in Perth Amboy over termination threats allegedly made by Unitex.

They claim Unitex, a textiles firm with a focus on medical wear, illegally threatened to fire union workers in a bid to force agreement to a new contract and refused to provide employees with personal protective equipment.

The strike is backed by Workers United and the Service Employees International Union, with which Workers United is affiliated.

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