There have been strikes that have occurred at seven Yakima County fruit growers and packing companies over the last three weeks, and various news outlets have been covering those strikes. The striking workers have been seeking safer working conditions, increased transparency from companies regarding COVID-19 cases, and hazard pay.
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“Walkouts that started May 7 spread to six Yakima fruit packing operations. Workers demanded improved social distancing and sanitizing measures to protect themselves against the coronavirus, as well as hazard pay and salary increases. “Inspectors from the state’s Department of Labor and Industries and the Yakima Health District cleared the companies, saying they meet the recommended guidelines.”