More than a dozen workers have shared concerns about the working conditions at New Columbia Fruit Packers facility in Yakima. Laborers at the fruit packing company, formerly known as Frosty Packing or Jack Frost, said they sent a letter - signed by more than 40 workers - asking for changes in working conditions at the facility near Fruitvale Boulevard.
The letter asks New Columbia to overhaul its sick leave policy and show workers more respect. Workers called for changes in supervisors’ treatment of workers. They said supervisors yelled at workers and that there was clear favoritism.
New Columbia Fruit Packers dates to October 2022, when Goldman Sachs Asset Management purchased Frosty Packing of Yakima and Columbia Fruit Packers of Wenatchee and merged them into the new company, which processes apples and cherries.