Workers allege abuse at a local factory

Friday, February 1st 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Some workers from India are complaining about the treatment they're receiving at a Tulsa factory.

The workers say they came to work at the John Pickle Company on West Charles Page with the promise of good jobs and a bright future. But instead they say they worked 12-to-18 hours a day for low wages and weren't allowed to leave the factory grounds. A separate company in Bombay recruited them.

John Pickle executives deny the accusations and blame a company in India for misleading workers about the nature of the jobs. The workers say they may file a lawsuit.