The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has filed a case against popular Indian packaged food company Deep Foods charging it with illegally firing four workers for joining a labor union.
NLRB’s complaint mentions that Deep Food executives promised promotions to employees if they did not join the labor union and threatened layoffs should they organize into an union.
The company is alleged to have asked employees to report all union activities to management.
Udupi Medhu Vadas – A Deep Foods Brand
Some of the fired workers have also complained of difficult working conditions (120-degree rooms and a single 20-minute break in 10 or 11 hours) at the company.
An in-house NLRB judge will hear the case against Deep Foods in March 2016.
Deep Foods has denied allegations of illegal and wrongful conduct.
Variety of Indian Food
Headquartered at 1090 Springfield Road, Union (New Jersey), Deep Foods sells a variety of Indian food items like rice, atta (wheat flour), spice powders, peanuts, frozen heat-n-eat food, ice cream and sweets.
Deep Food products can be found at hundreds of Indian grocery stores in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and other states.
In 2015, 300 jars of Deep Coriander Powder had to be recalled for potential Salmonella issues.