Syracuse Start Strike Against National Food Distributor Sysco- Now It Is Spreading

Nikki Attkisson | Last Updated : October 6, 2022

In one of the recent updates, a strike has been launched against the national food distributor Sysco in the central part of New York. According to the sources, the strike’s momentum has spread across the country because many people have joined the same. Seven hundred fifty local unions have joined the strike for the time being, and this number is increasing. 

It was initially started by 15 members of the Union and was later increased to this number with the cooperation of so many people who wanted justice. Not only this but also a need to understand the logic behind the mass exodus of workers. Many people, including workers and warehouse people, have also left their job at the given enterprise for several reasons that have become very common. 


The most important reasons cited so far are related to unfair labor conditions the enterprise offers. It becomes essential to quote practices such as the unequal supply of wages, unhygienic working conditions, poor display of social working conditions, and other allied norms.

Syracuse Start Strike Against National Food Distributor Sysco- Now It Is Spreading

The workmen who left the workers complained that they were made to work overnight and were not even paid adequately. Not only this, but also they had to face discrimination and other problems of racism and sexism at work. All of this made the working conditions much more difficult than usual. 

Keeping all of this in mind and intending to teach the given enterprise a lesson, most of the employees decided to give up the job as soon as possible so they could finally get what they deserved. 

Another important reason they were leaving the job was the nonrenewal of the contracts. Most people had contracts of service, and according to the terms, they had to renew every year. Since they had to be renewed each time, the terms and conditions of payment and other Social Security benefits had to be also renewed. But this wasn’t happening for years now, and the terms of the work were being changed to the detriment of the workers. 

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What is the stance of the enterprise? 

The enterprise is known for maintaining a very different stand for the time being. Initially, it was not at all bogged down by the demands. Still, now that these protests are taking a nationwide phase, the management has agreed to hear the problems and strive for a solution so that the units’ functioning can be initiated again. 

The management has to agree to the terms because not only is the pressure from the trade unions and labor unions mounting, but also the pressure related to other political groups and parties is also mounting. Moreover, it is only in their interest that they decide to bow down, or the production units fail to start, and the business will be shut down. 

Expected moves

The government is looking into the veracity of the claims submitted by the workmen. The company would be required to pay a heavy amount to establish infringements successfully. It would be as compensation for the labor code’s violations and distributed across all the people who have their pending claims. 


This move is likely to motivate the labor that has been spread across many companies and are the victims of these violations. Raising a voice has become very important because without raising a voice, there isn’t any need to bring new and additional changes.


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Nikki Attkisson

With over 15 years as a practicing journalist, Nikki Attkisson found herself at Powdersville Post now after working at several other publications. She is an award-winning journalist with an entrepreneurial spirit and worked as a journalist covering technology, innovation, environmental issues, politics, health etc. Nikki Attkisson has also worked on product development, content strategy, and editorial management for numerous media companies. She began her career at local news stations and worked as a reporter in national newspapers.

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