Albany Lobby Day May 2015c

Fresh Direct Members Win in Federal Court

Fresh Direct members scored a big win in federal district court.

A judge threw out the company’s lawsuit and ordered Fresh Direct to honor the arbitration award that the union won last year.

This means that members affected by discipline from the snowstorms—almost 100 members overall—will have one disciplinary step removed from their file.

“Justice was a long time coming, but our union never wavered,” said President Mark Carotenuto. Union officials are working with the company now to implement the arbitration award.