By Jill Kuramoto
Source: KHON 2 Hawaii
On the Big Island, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union employees continue to strike at Malama Market in Pahoa.
Sixteen meat cutters and seafood employees walked off the job on Wednesday, Nov. 8 to show their frustration over contract negotiations that have been on going for two years now.
The union is demanding increased wages and benefits they said reflect their value as essential employees, many of whom worked through the pandemic.
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