Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
A settlement was been reached between a Brooklyn kosher food manufacturer and twenty former employees, who had complained about the working conditions.
BROOKLYN, NY (Catholic Online) - The settlement with Flaum Appetizing Corp. has been confirmed by Manhattan federal courts records. Stuart Lichten, the ex-employees' lawyer, said the settlement totals $577,000.
Most of the workers were Mexican immigrants. The case started in 2007, when a nonprofit group advocated for them. Over 120 supermarkets have stopped selling Flaum products due to the controversy.
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Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer Intentions for January 2013
General Intention: The Faith of Christians. That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in him.
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