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El Milagro Tortilla Workers in Chicago Make Gains After Months of Organizing

HeadlineApr 15, 2022

In labor news, workers at two El Milagro tortilla plants in Chicago have won wage increases and other victories after months of fighting for better working conditions. The tortilla manufacturer said it would end a seven-day workweek, but workers are reporting El Milagro has yet to fulfill the demand to be closed on Sundays. El Milagro will now also provide anti-sexual harassment training for managers, air conditioning in the lunch rooms, and has promised to improve its sick days policies. But workers have vowed to keep organizing until El Milagro prioritizes workers’ safety and respect, and agrees to their other demands.

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