Urge Kangaroo stores to support justice in N.C. tobacco fields

Scene outside 2011 march on Reynolds

Reynolds American’s best customer needs to hear from you

An AFL-CIO affiliate, the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) has been locked in a struggle with Reynolds American for over five years to win justice for tobacco farm workers in North Carolina.

For the first time, earlier this year, Reynolds finally agreed to sit down at the table and begin discussing with FLOC what the world’s second largest tobacco company can do to rectify human rights abuses in its supply chain. Meanwhile, the corporate campaign continues to keep pressure on Reynolds to do right by the workers who harvest its golden leaf.

Enter Kangaroo, the largest chain of convenience stores in the Southeast. Kangaroo makes nearly a third of its money from tobacco sales and happens to be one of Reynolds American’s best customers. Kangaroo is in a unique position to persuade Reynolds American to negotiate with its exploited farm workers.

To honor International Human Rights Day, FLOC is asking supporters to attend local actions at Kangaroo Express Convenience Stores. Join us as we bring awareness to the human rights abuses that tobacco farm workers face in the fields of North Carolina to one of the most important companies in the Reynolds supply chain. Actions will take place in three different cities over the next week.

In Raleigh (12/8)

When: Saturday, December 8 at 12 PM
Where: Kangaroo Express, 3289 Avent Ferry Road, Raleigh, NC 27606

RSVP on Facebook for the Raleigh action.

In Chapel Hill (12/9)

When: Sunday, December 9 at 12:30 PM
Where: Kangaroo Express, 1501 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

RSVP on Facebook for the Chapel Hill action.

In Greensboro (12/10)

When: Monday, December 10 at 4:30 PM
Where: Kangaroo Express, 3101 Yanceyville Street, Greensboro, NC 27405

RSVP on Facebook for the Greensboro action.

Contact Justin Flores of FLOC at jflores@floc.com or 704-577-3480 for more information.