Monday, June 6, 2011

Warehouse Workers at Kraft/Cadbury in Joliet will file suit claiming they are owed wages

Warehouse workers at the Kraft/Cadbury warehouse in Joliet will file a class action lawsuit today in U.S. District Court claiming they are owed wages by the temp agency that staffs the Kraft/Cadbury warehouse--Prologistix.  Workers also are alleging that they are still owed vacation pay and were not given written notices of their wage rate.  


The Kraft warehouse is located on Laraway Road near Rt. 53 and the Chicagoland Speedway. 


Workers will be holding a press conference at the U.S. District Court on Dearborn Street in Chicago on Monday at 10:30 a.m..


"We worked hard to make sure that Kraft got their products to store shelves on time.  All we ask in return is that these companies follow the law pay us the wages and benefits they owe us.  We just want to be treated with respect as workers.  It's unfortunate that we have to take this action today just to get Prologistix to follow the law,"  said Chris Craig, who worked in the warehouse for eight months.


Will County News has contacted Kraft and Prologistix for a response and is awaiting their email responses.  Please check back for more updates.


UPDATE:


Here is the email response I received from Joyce Hodel from Kraft Corporate Affairs:
"Hello Ann,
We are not familiar with the specific complaint you are asking about.  For more details, I suggest you contact Schenker Logistics who is the operator of the facility.  Prologistix is an agency that Schenker uses.
Kraft Foods works with thousands of suppliers and business partners around the world.  We inform our vendors of Kraft’s expectations regarding legal compliance and we expect that they will comply with these expectations."