April 2, 2008
Last October we told you about a new campaign to pressure Reynolds American Tobacco to recognize FLOC as the bargaining representative for the hundreds of field workers that pick the tobacco Reynolds uses in their products. Reynolds still refuses to meet with the union to discuss the plight of their workers.
The time has come to take the campaign to the next level – to the Reynolds shareholders meeting. FLOC supporters will gather Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at the Reynolds American Plaza Building, RAI’s corporate offices, on 401 N Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC.
There are two important areas of participation the day of the shareholders meeting:
- Fifty or more people will act as “proxies” and enter the shareholders meeting with FLOC to participate. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS ASAP so we can process the paperwork to enter the meeting. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call organizer Evan Hughes at 919-360-4410 to volunteer or with any questions.
- There will be a simultaneous event outside the shareholders meeting to bring the message of Justice to the general public. This your chance to get creative and make signs, puppets, and banners. More information on rally-art parties to come.
We are looking forward to an exciting event that will make clear that FLOC and farmworkers will not back down until Reynolds comes to the table to discuss the deplorable conditions in the tobacco harvest.
What: Take action at Reynolds shareholder meeting
When: Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 8:00 AM
Where: Reynolds American Plaza, 401 N Main St, Winston-Salem, NC