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Jul 10, 2009

Banana workers get hefty award in union busting case

Story PictureAntoinette Moore was successful in another landmark case that concluded Thursday. It had to do with six banana workers who were fired from Maya King Banana Farm owned by businessman, John Zabaneh. The firings are said to have occurred soon after the employees had convened a meeting to discuss joining a union. Moore says the ruling sends a clear message to employers.

Antoinette Moore, Attorney for Fired King Banana Employees
“I think it was a very important case. I believe it was the first case filed under the Trade Union and Employer Organization the Act. The act had just been adopted in 2001 and the firings that were definitely union busting now based on the judges rulings, occurred in I think May of 2001. So that case was the first case of that important law. So I’m very pleased at that decision.”

The defendants have not yet indicated whether they will appeal. They have twenty one days in which to do so.

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