Police arrested at least 16 of the “hostile” sit-in line during the ongoing strike

Boston now. Katie: Thank you. We’re on top of the breaking news overnight. Tense moments between SYSCO workers and the striking police in PLYMPTON. Our crew detected a massive law enforcement presence and several people were taken to the back of a police car. We are working now to see if anyone is facing charges. More than 300 teams at the local level 653 walked out of the job O

Police arrested at least 16 of the “hostile” picket line during the ongoing Cisco strike

Staff members withdrew from work on October 1

Hundreds of team members gathered in a picket line that became hostile outside wholesale food distribution company Sysco Boston, resulting in at least 16 arrests, according to police. According to the Plimpton Police Department, more than 400 union members gathered outside work at 99 Spring Street, early Monday. Police said team members blocked off both entrances with tractor-trailers. “For more than two hours, we attempted to negotiate with team members’ sit-in leaders, while 100 employees inside the Cisco facility were unable to leave,” Captain Matthew Ahl wrote in a statement. . WCVB photographers saw a massive law enforcement presence loading several people into the back of a police truck. The charges included disorderly conduct, assault and battery. “Unfortunately, we had to respond by removing members of the crowd who were inciting a hostile sit-in,” the officials wrote. More than 300 Teamsters with Local 653 went out of business on October 1, right after their contract expired. The team says union members have been offered a “take it or leave” deal with the company in their dispute over insurance, pension and wage disputes. “Throughout the negotiation process, Sysco Boston has remained committed to achieving a competitive labor agreement for our employees and company. While we are disappointed by the Teamsters leadership’s continued decision to strike our employees without allowing them to vote, we respect their right to do so under the law,” a Cisco spokesperson wrote in a statement Monday. What we cannot respect is violence, disorderly conduct, intimidation, or threats, inside or outside the strike line, and targeting of our employees, vendors, customers, or the public. We appreciate the quick and effective response on the part of our local authorities in bringing the overnight incidents under control, and the men and women are committed to continuing to serve our customers and the community.”

Hundreds of team members gathered in a picket line that became hostile outside wholesale food distribution company Sysco Boston, resulting in at least 16 arrests, according to police.

According to the Plimpton Police Department, more than 400 union members gathered outside work at 99 Spring Street, early Monday. Police said team members blocked off both entrances with tractor-trailers.

“For more than two hours, we attempted to negotiate with the leaders of the sit-in team while 100 employees inside the Cisco facility were unable to leave,” President Matthew Ahl wrote in a statement.

Police said that “about 16 to 20” people were eventually arrested. WCVB photographers saw a massive law enforcement presence loading several people into the back of a police truck.

The charges included disorderly conduct, assault and battery.

“Unfortunately, we had to respond by removing members of the crowd who were inciting a hostile sit-in,” the officials wrote.

More than 300 Teamsters players with Local 653 went out of business on October 1, right after their contract expired.

Union members say union members have been offered a “take it or leave” deal with the company in their dispute over insurance, pension and wage disputes.

“Throughout the negotiation process, Sysco Boston has remained committed to achieving a competitive labor agreement for our employees and company. While we are disappointed with the Teamsters leadership’s continued decision to strike our employees without allowing them to vote, we respect their right to do so under the law,” a Cisco spokesperson wrote in a statement Monday. What we cannot respect is violence, disorderly conduct, intimidation, or threats, inside or outside the strike line, and targeting of our employees, vendors, customers, or the public. We appreciate the quick and effective response on the part of our local authorities in bringing the overnight incidents under control, and the men and women are committed to continuing to serve our customers and the community.”

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