Supervisor Janice Hahn Again Joins Jon Donaire Picket Line, Calls for Management to Offer Raise and Improved Working Conditions
Santa Fe Springs, CA — Today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn joined striking Jon Donaire Desserts workers on the picket line in Santa Fe Springs for the third time since the strike started in November.
“These women, and a few good men, have spent Thanksgiving, Christmas, and now New Years outside in the cold and the rain on the picket line,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “These workers have been overworked and underpaid for far too long. They are the backbone of this company, and yet as Jon Donaire and their parent company, Rich’s, have gotten richer, these workers have gotten poorer. I am urging management to offer a fair contract with a raise that meets workers’ needs & reflects their importance to the company.”
Jon Donaire workers, most of them women, are part of the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union Local 37, and have been on strike since early November. They primarily mass produce ice cream cakes that are sold at locations including Baskin Robbins, Cold Stone, Red Robbin, Walmart, and Vons. This job is labor intensive, with as many as 38 cakes per minute moving down the production line, and these workers have been routinely forced to work mandatory overtime with little to no notice.