2010-03-04 / Local & State

Produce Workers In Philly Hit Picket Line

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Workers are on strike at the Philadelphia produce distribution center that serves restaurants and markets in the region.

Workers hit the picket line just after midnight Monday at the Philadelphia Regional Produce Market. They say they are on strike after no progress was made toward a new contract following a 30-day extension.

Picketers were blocking the entrance to the market in South Philadelphia but lawyers from the market say they have an injunction that keeps the 250 striking workers from turning vehicles away.

Teamsters Local 929 president Rocky Bryan Jr. says health care and overtime are the main sticking points in negotiations.

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