Justice for Ideal Snacks Workers!
Liberty, New York is a small rural community in Sullivan County that thrives on local businesses and community involvement.
Ideal Snacks is a corporation that has provided members of the Liberty community with jobs for many years. In May of 2015, at least 200 workers got laid off without reason. The workers had spoken out about the injustice they had faced while working at this company and how much of an impact this was going to have on their families.
Once YEG heard about this economic injustice that was taking place in our own community, we decided to help by forming informative and positive meetings for the workers to tell their stories. We also provided babysitting and other resources to support the gatherings.
On May 18, 2015 YEG participated in the Ideal Snacks Rally that spanned from Lapolt Park to the Ideal Snacks factory. Over 150 people consisting of factory workers,people wanting to stand up for justice and community members marched.
We will continue to support these workers by staying connected as well as lending a helping hand when needed.
We are a small community and no worker deserves the injustice that these workers have endured.