SALINAS, Calif. - UPDATE: 6/6/2017 1:56 p.m. The union representing the Taylor Farms' protesters said they have reached an agreement.
Last night they decided that starting Tuesday, workers will see an additional $1.50 and starting in January it will go up another dollar. The total raise will be $2.50.
Hundreds of employees at Taylor Farms are on strike in Salinas.
Employees say they want fair wages and better benefits. They want a $2.50 pay increase, but the company has only approved a $1.50 raise.
Monday’s protest was not authorized by the Union, according to a spokesperson from Teamsters. However, the union was supporting the employees striking Monday.
Taylor Farms released a statement from the President of the company to KION that said, “At Taylor Farms, our employees are our greatest assets. For the past 20 years, we have enjoyed a wonderful partnership with our workforce. As the labor market continues to evolve, we remain committed to offering our employees some of the most competitive wages and benefits in the industry. While our Salinas employees are under a union negotiated contract for another year, we have implemented additional wage increases.”