April 23, 2010
Friday, May 7 in Winston-Salem, NC
Join the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO (FLOC) and hundreds of allies on May 7, 2010 in Winston-Salem at Reynolds American’s annual shareholders meeting.
For nearly three years, Reynolds CEO Susan Ivey has refused to meet with FLOC to discuss the abusive conditions facing the farmworkers who harvest the tobacco that makes Reynolds rich.
On May 7, as Reynolds executives gather to discuss corporate policies and hear from their shareholders, FLOC members and supporters will march through Winston-Salem in support of the thousands of farmworkers whose voices Reynolds refuses to hear.
What: March on Reynolds for Farmworker Justice
When: Friday, May 7, 2010 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Meet-up at Lloyd Presbyterian Church, 748 N Chestnut St Winston-Salem, NC
Meet us at Lloyd Presbyterian Church at 10:30 am to help us distribute flyers around the city to raise awareness about issues facing farmworkers and the Reynolds Campaign. Stay for a press conference and march to follow at 12:00pm.
The North Carolina State AFL-CIO is proud to stand with FLOC in their struggle to get Reynolds to recognize its responsibility to meet with tobacco farmworkers and their union.
For more information or to sign up to volunteer, please visit http://supportfloc.org/2010ShareholdersMeeting.aspx.
For answers to questions about this event, call Alexandria Jones, National Farm Worker Ministry at (919) 597-1080 or Briana Connors, Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO at (763) 229-5970.