(116) Moreover, the report noted that working prisoners, unlike their free counterparts, were denied coverage by workers' compensation schemes--something that prisoners in CFAW had won in bargaining.
In the case of CFAW Local 240, prisoners won concrete victories in this regard.
(127) CFAW Local 240, along with the rest of the union, had merged into the newly created United Food and Commercial Workers in 1979, becoming UFCW Local 617P.
A number of factors should be considered when attempting to explain the union's success, CFAW organized the OMIP at a time when there was relatively high union density, particularly in the meat-packing industry.
Critically, CFAW never attempted to negotiate for prisoners as prisoners.
(54.) Wages for participants in the program had been determined by independent consultants, based on prevailing industry rates, CFAW was also consulted on wages for the Essex workers.