Essential Blueberry Farm Workers Strike After Employer Cuts Pay Amid Pandemic

These blueberry field workers in California are on strike after their employer tried to cut their pay during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In US news and current events today, essential workers in California went on strike after a company tried to cut their pay amid the coronavirus. Durango Farm Management cut workers’ pay from $7 to $6.50 per container amid COVID-19. Each container of blueberries weighs approximately 12 pounds, which works out to just $0.54 per pound of blueberries picked.

The pay cut was ‘the straw that broke the camel’s back,' one United Farm Workers representative said.

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