On December 1-2, 2022, a team of senior management from Phillips Seafood – including US management – visited the crab meat factory in Lampung, Indonesia, to asses upgrading machinery and equipment. They ignored a massive protest by women workers over the unfair termination of daily workers who demanded permanent jobs. They did not stop to meet the union representatives. They did not undertake any due diligence. They did not call for an assessment of employment status, workloads, working conditions or daily targets. They focused on the replacement and repair of machinery. Does this reflect the values – and the lack of moral values – of a company that claims to be a homegrown family business in Baltimore?

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