[act-ma] Mon March 15, 330pm Action for Farmworker Justice! Stop & Shop Headquarters Quincy
camiloviveiros at gmail.com
Fri Mar 12 15:38:37 PST 2010
STOP SweatSHOPs in the Fields!
~please post widely~
Join the New England Delegation for Farmworker Justice
at 330pm on Monday, March 15
at the Stop & Shop Headquarters to demand Stop & Shop,
On Monday, March 15, we will go to the Stop & Shop Headquarters in
Quincy, to support fair treatment and fair wages for farmworkers. We
will demand that Stop & Shop push for more humane labor standards from
their Florida tomato suppliers (including a zero tolerance policy for
slavery), to pay a price premium for more fairly produced tomatoes,
and to shift purchases to growers who meet those higher standards.
Join members of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and our delegation
of students, labor activists and people of faith at Stop & Shop/Ahold
Headquarters 1385 Hancock St. Quincy, MA 02169
Car pools will leave Providence and Boston at 2pm
For more info. & transportation contact:
401-338-1665 camiloviveiros at gmail.com
Send a fax to Stop & Shop demanding farmworker justice by going to:
Invite your Facebook contacts to this facebook event:
Who is the New England Delegation for Farmworker Justice?
We invite your organization & religious leaders to get more involved
and to sign on to the New England Delegation for Farmworker Justice
See sign on letter here:
The New England Delegation for Farmworker Justice includes:
Rhode Island Jobs with Justice, Boston Faith and Justice Coalition,
Fair Trade Boston Campaign, City Life/Vida Urbana Jamaica Plain
Boston, Massachusetts Alliance of HUD Tenants, University of
Massachusetts Dartmouth Arnold M. Dubin Labor Education Center,
Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern Massachusetts,
Massachusetts Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice, Boston May Day
Committee United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE)
Northeast Region, Vermont Workers's Center, the Jewish Labor
Committee of New England, Food AND Medicine Eastern
Maine, Brown Student Labor Alliance, Brown Real Food Challenge, Rising
Tide Boston, Open Table of Christ United Methodist Church-Providence,
Congregation Dorshei Tzedek, The Food Project, Mass. Jobs with Justice
and the VT Migrant Farmworker Solidarity Project.
Who is the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)?
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) is a community-based
organization of mainly immigrants working in low-wage jobs in Florida.
Immokalee is the state's largest farm worker community. The corporate
food industry purchases a tremendous volume of fruits and vegetables,
leveraging its buying power to demand the lowest possible prices from
its suppliers, in turn exerting a powerful downward pressure on wages
and working conditions in these suppliers' operations. The CIW
organized successful campaigns against major fast-food companies
including Taco Bell, McDonalds, Burger King and Subway. The CIW has
turned its focus to the supermarket and food service industries,
including Stop & Shop. Now it’s time for those of us in the New
England region to do our part and encourage Stop & Shop to support
farmworker justice. If we believe in justice we need to stand in
solidarity with the struggles of those who grow our food.
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