Wasco Farmworkers Strike. They Want Masks, Gloves.
“They wanted to keep everything confidential, and at the same time, people getting contaminated.” — Armando Elenes, vice president, United Farm Workers
Workers Seek Better Sanitation, Info About Positive Tests
The workers are also seeking better sanitation measures at the worksite and information about coworkers who have tested positive.
A Primex official said that the company would issue a statement later Thursday.
TV Report: 31 Workers Tested Positive
Workers learned of the cases about two weeks ago when fellow workers started getting sick but only heard that 31 had tested positive from a report on local television, Elenes said.
Elenes said a group of about 50 workers was participating in the strike and would decide each day whether to continue. Other workers at the farm did not go on strike, he said.