Hundreds of employees at Sun-Maid in Kingsburg still off the job

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Hundreds of employees at the Sun-Maid raisin plant in Kingsburg are still off the job.

They are entering their second week of a strike, opposing Sun-Maid proposals to increase their health care costs.

The strike began Monday, September 10th, after contract negotiations between the company and the Teamsters Union broke- down.

Sun-Maid employees voted down a company proposal to require a new monthly contribution for health care.

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Workers and Teamsters leadership maintain the additional health care cost would offset most of the wage increases being proposed.

Sun-Maid released a statement that reads in part, "The new contract includes multiple medical insurance options."
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